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

Video: How Realtime Captions Work

by: David Titmus

Television is fast. In an effort to keep the viewer’s attention, programs quickly cut from scene to scene, commentator to commentator, and person to person, with dialogue flying a mile a minute. It’s a wonder that anyone is able to keep up and understand everything that’s being said. Now imagine … 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

VITAC Proud to Sponsor, Participate in Colorado Communications’ CBCcon

by: David Titmus

VITAC is thrilled to sponsor this year’s CBCcon (the Colorado Broadband & Communications Conference), a local government-focused conference on broadband law and policy, cable and wireless policy and regulation, technology initiatives and advancements, and video production. The conference features workshop sessions as well as a number of discussions and panels related to … Read More

Captioning Spirits, Spooks, and Specters on ‘Haunted Live’ a Scary-Good Time

by: David Titmus

“Haunted Live,” which premiered last month on Travel Channel, is not your typical ghost hunting show. Sure, it’s got all the spooky creaks, unexplained shadows, and mysteriously closing doors that you’ve come to expect from supernatural sleuthing shows, but “Haunted Live” uniquely enlists the aid of viewers to help drive … Read More

Accessibility Roundup: Captioned Telephone Service and Website Access

by: David Titmus

More than a dozen advocacy organizations and consumer groups are supporting a call for clarification regarding the Federal Communication Commission’s plan to allow the use of fully automatic speech recognition (ASR) programs for its Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). The organizations — including Hearing Loss Association of America, … Read More