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

Giving Back: VITAC Volunteers with Food Bank of the Rockies

VITAC employees were thrilled to donate their time last weekend during a volunteer event at the Food Bank of the Rockies. The Food Bank of the Rockies provides food and necessities to people in need through signature programs and by teaming up with hundreds of hunger relief partners to serve communities across Colorado and Wyoming,…

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Live Stadium Captioning for Sports: Getting Everyone in the Game

Is there ever not a busy time of year for sports fans? Though the NHL and NBA recently crowned their champs, Major League Baseball is swinging into high gear, Major League Soccer (football, to our international friends) has started its earliest season start to date, professional tennis is dominating the courts, NASCAR is thundering on…

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VITAC Among Presenters at this Week’s HLAA 2022 Convention

The Hearing Loss Association of America’s 2022 convention begins this week in Tampa, Florida. Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing consumers with hearing loss. HLAA offers programs and events designed to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support, and advocacy. The…

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How to Add Captions to YouTube

Online video content has become the new norm. Whether for large corporations, small businesses, local organizations, or media creators, video content is almost ubiquitous on the internet. One of the early big names in online video hosting is YouTube, which makes it easy for anyone to create content and distribute it to wide audiences around…

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VITAC Provides Live Audio Description for 75th Tony Awards on CBS

VITAC and accessibility partner Audio Eyes were proud to provide live audio description for CBS’s broadcast of the 75th Annual Tony Awards. The addition of audio description, which provides audio-narrated descriptions of a program’s key visual elements, ensures that viewers who are blind or with low vision will be able to take in all the…

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A Helping Hand: VITAC Customer Spotlight on Hand in Hand Productions

Small businesses know that sometimes you need a helping hand. For Hand in Hand Productions, a small video production company in Central Oregon, VITAC was able to fit that bill. Our latest customer spotlight shows how VITAC provided accessibility services for Hand in Hand Productions and their clients. When several organizations began recording and live-streaming…

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Rise of Virtual Fitness Shines a Light on Accessibility

The fitness and wellness industries have come a long way. Looking back at some of the photos and advertisements from previous centuries, it’s not always easy to see how we got from there to Instagram posts featuring green smoothies or TikToks featuring deskercise. But some of the most notable changes lately have not been in…

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‘Thor’ Auto Captions Don’t Tell the Whole Story

The new trailer for Marvel’s upcoming movie “Thor: Love and Thunder” dropped earlier this week and garnered millions of views in its first few days. The movie is the fourth installment of the popular comics Avenger and Asgardian god of thunder (Chris Hemsworth) whose enchanted hammer can be wielded only by those deemed worthy. The…

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How to Upload Vimeo Captions

Streaming video content has become the new norm. Everywhere you look there seems to be a new channel or service you can subscribe to in order to watch almost anything, on almost any topic, almost anywhere. Online tools like Vimeo, a video hosting service, make it easier than ever for someone to create and distribute…

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Introducing VITAC Canada!

We are delighted to announce that SOVO Technologies is now officially VITAC Canada, a Division of Verbit. SOVO has been part of the VITAC family for the past year and a half, and will continue to operate from our Montréal-based operations center. The name change to VITAC Canada better reflects the strong, continued collaboration and…

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