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

VITAC Captions Kick Off Another Football Season

Whether your favorite NFL team is off to a 1-0 start, or your college alma mater has been on the losing end of the scoreboard the past two weeks, football season is here. The kickoff to the college and pro games mean many things — kitchens filled with snacks, weekend afternoons firmly planted on the…

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September Celebrates Deaf Awareness, Culture, Language

September is Deaf Awareness Month in the United States − a celebration dedicated to increasing public awareness of deaf culture and deaf issues as well as recognizing the heritage and language unique to the deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHOH) community. The month encourages everyone to, among other things: Learn about inclusion and accessibility, including the importance…

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Caption Accuracy Critical in Times of Crisis

Having access to timely communication and accurate information is crucial in any natural disaster or crisis situation. These same situations, however, bring an even more unique set of challenges for members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHOH) community, specifically those who depend on captions and accessible communications for news updates and emergency broadcasts. Getting the…

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VITAC by the Numbers

There is an old saying that “the numbers speak for themselves” but we’d be remiss if we didn’t add a few thoughts as well. VITAC captions more than 582,000 hours of programming each year. Breaking that down a little further, that translates to captioning more than 48,000 hours of programming each month or more than…

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VITAC Captioning Tokyo Paralympic Summer Games

VITAC is proud to provide captioning for the Tokyo Paralympic Summer Games, beginning this week and running through Sept. 5 on NBC and its affiliated networks and platforms. NBCUniversal plans to present more than 1,200 hours of Tokyo Paralympic Games coverage, including more than 200 hours of television coverage across NBC, NBCSN, and the Olympic…

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Guide: Three Ways to Improve Accuracy in Closed Captions

It’s no secret – humans create the most accurate closed captions, and VITAC provides more human-generated captions than anyone else. However, there are steps that we can take together to make the captions you see even better. Check out our newest free guide, “Three Ways to Improve Accuracy in Closed Captions,” that outlines a few…

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Captions, Quality Metrics Among Topics Discussed at TDI Conference

TDI’s recent Biennial Conference brought together speakers, educators, and accessibility leaders representing a variety of industry sectors, government agencies, and advocacy groups. The four-day virtual conference featured a broad range of interactive panels and discussions, including a “No More Craptions” session focused on captioned IP programming, captions created by automatic speech recognition (ASR) programs, and…

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VITAC a Sponsor, Panelist in TDI 24th Biennial Conference

VITAC once again was thrilled to be a sponsor of and participant in TDI’s Biennial Conference. The virtual conference – which featured community discussions, plenary sessions, and breakout meetings – was held July 26-29. Heather York, VITAC’s Vice President of Marketing and Government Affairs, was part of a breakout session on closed caption quality. “No…

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It Takes an Olympic Effort to Caption the Summer Games

The Tokyo Summer Olympic Games Open this Friday, and VITAC is Ready Thousands of individuals are putting the finishing touches on months of preparation leading up to this Friday’s opening ceremonies, ensuring that Tokyo, Japan, is safe, secure, and prepared for the start of the Summer Olympic Games. At VITAC, nearly every department is heavily…

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