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Keep current with all the latest VITAC, accessibility, and industry news, updates, and happenings.

VITAC and WPSD Partner for 31 Years of Holiday Cheer

For more than three decades, VITAC has partnered with students and teachers at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) to create our annual holiday card to clients, colleagues, and associates. And we’re thrilled to celebrate 31 years of this holiday tradition in 2021! Each year, students from the school create artwork around a…

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Verbit Announces $250 Million Series E Funding Round

Verbit’s fundraise, led by Third Point Ventures, will further enhance the company’s market leadership in the $30 billion human-based, fragmented transcription and captioning space. Verbit, which acquired VITAC Corp. earlier this year, announced today that it has closed its Series E funding round at $250 million, after securing a $150 million primary investment and $100…

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Want to Save Theater? The Answer Might Be Accessibility

It’s not the answer that some avid proponents of live theater might have expected, but it’s at least one answer Stagetext, a UK based nonprofit, found in a recent study. According to the nonprofit’s research, as many as 31% of all people would be more likely to attend live events if more events had captions…

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VITAC Makes It Easy to Add Captions to Your Zoom Meetings

A day punctuated by Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting can be stressful. Wondering if your colleagues can see all the clutter in your background or worrying that the kids or the cats will make a surprise appearance all the while trying to keep your eyes focused on the screen are all par for the course…

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VITAC Provides Captions for ACB’s 2021 Audio Description Awards Gala

VITAC was thrilled to provide closed captions for the inaugural year of the American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Awards Gala. Celebrating the best-of-the-best within the art and science of inclusive audio-described media, the gala promoted the positive impact that audio description has made in the lives of people with disabilities. The event, hosted…

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VITAC Resources Keep Clients, Consumers in the Know

The world of captioning and accessible content can be a little daunting for those unfamiliar with how captions work. VITAC, however, has answers for you, and all just a mouse-click away. As a leader in captioning and accessible communications for more than 35 years, we are happy to share our vast knowledge and experience with…

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ADA Round-Up: Grocery Store Chain Pays $280K to Settle Suit

Welcome to the latest edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent updates and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. A grocery store chain has agreed to pay $280,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit claimed that Sprouts Farmers Market — which operates…

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We Make Accessibility Accessible for You

Technology today makes it easier than ever to broadcast live content or share videos in an instant. But increased interconnectivity doesn’t always mean that videos or live broadcasts are accessible to the millions of people in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Our new free ebook – “Accessible Accessibility – 7 Reasons to Caption (and why…

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VITAC Captions Help Viewers Get into the Halloween Spirit

Leaves turning, pumpkins everywhere, and fresh apples: that all might sound like just a forgotten verse of “My Favorite Things” or a supply list for a harvest festival, but they’re also some of the things commonly associated with this time of year. While some might look forward to the slight chill in the air the…

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