VITAC to Caption State Department Hangout on Disability Rights


For 27 years, VITAC has been supporting disability rights through our ever-expanding catalog of media accessibility services. Our dedication to caption quality is part of the reason why we have been entrusted with the captioning for events such as the 2012 London Olympics, both inaugurations of President Obama, as well as many others.

VITAC is pleased to add to this prestigious list of events the U.S. State Department Google+ Hangout, “Going For Gold: Advancing International Disability Rights,” which will occur today at 1:00pm EST on the State Department’s Google+ page and YouTube channel.

As the name suggests, the topic of discussion will be international rights of disabled persons, and will feature gold medal figure skater Michelle Kwan, Special Advisor for International Rights of Persons with Disabilities Judith Heumann, and representatives from the U.S. Paralympic teams. The specific topics of discussion will include the challenges of living with a disability, including the perspective of those who have overcome their disability to train and compete internationally — the Paralympians.

The event is open to the public and can be viewed live on the U.S. Department of State’s Google+ page and YouTube channel. Streaming captions for the event can be viewed here on any desktop, laptop, or mobile device.