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

VITAC Announces Acquisition of Canada-based SOVO Technologies

VITAC Corp., the largest provider of captioning and media accessibility services in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Montréal, Canada-based SOVO Technologies, a leading provider of captioning and transcription services to clients in North America and Europe. The acquisition of SOVO further strengthens VITAC’s position as a leader in the…

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ADA Round-Up: Accommodations, Accessibility Lawsuits on the Docket

Welcome to the latest edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Appeals Court Rules on Accommodations Claim A federal appeals court overturned a lower court decision this month, and reinstated a disability discrimination claim that argued Union Pacific Railroad failed to reasonably accommodate…

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VITAC a Preferred Captioning Vendor for HBO Max

VITAC, the country’s largest provider of media and entertainment captioning in the industry, has exclusive captioning contracts for prerecorded programming on more than 25 television networks and is recognized as a preferred vendor for others, including, most recently, HBO Max. HBO Max, launched in May, is the premium network’s streaming service featuring all of HBO’s…

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VITAC Captions Kick Off Another Football Season

Though it may look and sound a little different than what we’re used to, football is back. The college and pro seasons are underway, and VITAC will be right there to make sure every touchdown, turnover, and tackle is captioned and accessible. Captioning live sporting events can be a challenge for captioners and production teams…

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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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Budgeting for Accessibility in 2021 (and Beyond)

The new year will be upon us sooner than we think, and it’s not too early (or too late) for businesses, government agencies, event centers, and others to begin considering their budget needs for 2021. But as budget planners decide on which items (new products, advertising, social media, websites) to devote money and time to…

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Five Reasons to Use Captions in the Classroom

Students across the country will be going back to class this month, with some returning to physical classrooms while others will continue to attend classes remotely via online learning portals. Though student learning environments are certain to be different for the ‘20-‘21 school year, the accessibility of those learning spaces should not. In-class captions and captioned…

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