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

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Is Your Content Accessible?

May 19 was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Now in its 11th year, GAAD strives to highlight accessibility and inclusion. It’s both a means of cheering forward strides and helping everyone in the global community become better aware of the ways in which online spaces are often inaccessible for the estimated 1 billion people worldwide…

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Verbit Acquires U.S. Captioning Company

Verbit has increased its footprint in the media and entertainment sector by acquiring U.S. Captioning Company. The addition to Verbit’s portfolio will strengthen its position as a global leader in AI-powered solutions built for each industry’s unique needs. U.S. Captioning is a renowned US-based provider of closed captioning services for national TV stations, networks, producers,…

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Making Your Podcast Accessible

Increasing podcast accessibility is good news for everyone, podcast fans and podcast creators alike. But how do you go about making your podcast accessible? While recent lawsuits have brought attention to providing transcripts for podcasts in order for them to be accessible to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, transcripts are just one part of…

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VITAC Audio Description Webinar Set for June 1

With more and more high-profile televised events like this year’s Oscars, Grammys, and Screen Actors Guild awards using live audio description, it’s clear the demand for accessible content is, like audio description, on the rise. And with representation and accessibility a hot topic in Hollywood, and expanded rules for audio description set forth by the Federal…

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Captions, Community, and Capabilities: Reflections on NAB Show 2022

The 2022 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show wrapped up earlier this week, and VITAC again would like to thank everyone who took the time at this year’s show to meet with us, learn more about our products, or just stop by to say “hello.” Our team had a great time on the show floor,…

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Check us out this Week at NAB 2022!

The National Association of Broadcasters Show is happening now in Las Vegas! VITAC is all set up at Booth N6438 in the convention center’s North Hall & Central Lobby area. Make a plan to stop by, meet our accessibility experts ready to answer your captioning, subtitling, transcription, and audio description questions, hear updates on the…

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Leveling Up: Accessibility in Gaming

The World Health Organization estimates that as much as 20% of the entire global population has some degree of hearing loss. And at least 2.2 billion people globally experience lower vision. Despite these numbers, accessibility in gaming remains an issue. And gamers are lamenting the lack of consistency and standardization across different games and gaming…

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Join VITAC in Vegas this Weekend for NAB Show 2022

NAB Show 2022 begins this weekend! VITAC will be at Booth N6438 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall & Central Lobby area. We invite you to stop by, meet our team of accessibility experts, and learn more about our newest services, solutions, and offerings. This year we’re featuring: Updates on the latest captioning…

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Customer Spotlight – The Poetry Foundation

Words matter, especially when it comes to poetry. For the Poetry Foundation, getting the words right on their recorded and live events meant they could continue promoting and celebrating poetry and lyricism and placing it before the broadest audience possible – even when in-person events weren’t feasible. A Customer Spotlight looks at how The Poetry…

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April is National Deaf History Month

This year, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced National Deaf History Month will take place April 1st through April 30th. Deaf History Month celebrates the history of deaf culture and the many achievements made by individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Traditionally occurring March 13 through April 15 to mark important dates for…

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