VITAC’s Government Captioning Services Have the Answers to Website Accessibility Questions

by: David Titmus

When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, many modern technologies, such as online websites that are commonplace today, were still years away from making their mark. And as technology has increased over the past three decades, so, too, have the questions over how ADA laws apply … Read More

VITAC Proud to Include Hands & Voices Among Our Strong Advocacy Partnerships

by: David Titmus

VITAC is thrilled to provide captions to Hands & Voices, a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. VITAC’s sales and client support teams worked closely with the organization to find the captioning solutions that best fit their needs and budget, … Read More

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

by: David Titmus

It has been an eventful year at VITAC. In addition to captioning more than 550,000 live-program hours, and creating verbatim, precisely timed captions for more than 75,000 pre-recorded programs, we also published nearly 70 news blogs, ranging from VITAC and industry news to legislative updates to new technologies to personal … Read More

VITAC in 2018: The Year in Review

by: David Titmus

The end of the year often is a time for reflection — a chance to pause and take stock of the year that was, and an opportunity to look ahead. It’s a time to celebrate the successes of the past 365 days and consider future challenges. As always, 2018 was … Read More

Watch: VITAC’s “How Offline Captions Work” webinar

by: David Titmus

VITAC’s latest webinar – “How Offline Captions Work” – is now available online for anyone who missed it or who might want to watch it again. Unlike captions that are created in real time for live programs or events, offline captions are created in advance for prerecorded programs. VITAC’s offline … Read More

Three Things That Happen When You Don’t Use Captions

by: David Titmus

For some, closed captions are simply those words that pop up at the bottom of the television (or computer or tablet or cell phone) that describe the on-screen dialogue and action. But for more than 50 million Americans in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, captions are so much more — … Read More

VITAC a Platinum Sponsor of Streaming Media West 2018

by: David Titmus

VITAC CMO John Capobianco Among the Conference’s Featured Speakers Captions continue to expand well beyond traditional television, reaching new audiences every day via screens, tablets, and smartphones. With an hour of video uploaded to YouTube every second, and 85 percent of Facebook video viewed without sound, companies have taken notice … Read More

Now Showing: Rule in Place Requiring Movie Theaters to be More Accessible

by: David Titmus

A rule designed to make movie theaters more accessible to those with hearing or vision difficulties is now in effect at theaters across the country. Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Movie Captioning and Audio Description Rule requires movie theaters that show digital movies make … Read More

Viewers, ‘Queer Eye’ Star Bring Caption Quality Concerns to Netflix

by: David Titmus

The topic of caption quality made headlines last week after television viewers took to social media to voice their complaints over the inaccurate captions they see on Netflix shows, including makeover show “Queer Eye.” Fans of the show took to Twitter to complain about captions that often misrepresented, censored, or … Read More

5 Things You Don’t Know About Television Until You Caption It

by: VITAC

by Johnathan Moore 1.  You will forever rate how difficult a show would be to caption. Five excitable celebrity chefs talking in unison and switching places on screen? Bring it on. 2.  Your inner monologue will begin speaking in captions and sound effects. Offline captioner DJ Shoemaker says, “I will … Read More