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

Breaking News! MXF Captioning Solutions

VITAC has added MXF captioning solutions to our growing list of encode services: MXF Creation: We create a captioned MXF file from your proxy. Please provide your specifications: bitrate (35 or 50 Mbits/sec) and sampling (4:2:0 or 4:2:2) along with your proxy. MXF Captioning: We add captions to your existing MXF file. VITAC has provided…

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When I Started at VITAC….

Amy Bowlen, Manager of Realtime Captioner Training, has been captioning at VITAC for over 22 years. She looks back on the good (!) old days. You’ve heard your parents say, “when I was a kid …” plenty of times, and you probably rolled your eyes. Well, for those of us who have been at VITAC…

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VITAC Captioners Brace for Nonstop Royal Wedding Coverage

Behind-the-scenes media prep has an added dimension — list longer than Diana’s train 4/28/2011 More than 125 hours of Royal Wedding coverage on ten different national networks will be captioned on Friday by VITAC, the nation’s largest captioning company. And the advance preparation for captioning parallels the significant preparation undertaken by the networks. The company’s…

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VITAC To Participate In The FCC’S VPEAAC

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has appointed three VITAC employees to serve a two-year term on the Video Programming and Emergency Access Advisory Committee (VPEAAC), an advisory committee required by the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (the Accessibility Act). The new member is Tim Taylor with alternates Bob Beyer and…

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VITAC and the ACB Celebrate Halloween and New Legislation with Completely Accessible

VITAC and ACB celebrate Halloween and New Legislation with Completely Accessible “Night of the Living Dead” 10/26/2010 Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 26, 2010 Classic Horror Film “Night of the Living Dead” Presented on YouTube and ACBRadio with Captioning and Audio Description VITAC and the ACB celebrate Halloween and the 21st Century Communications Act with completely…

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VITAC Celebrates the Enactment of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

President Obama signed law requiring expanded video description services, Internet captioning, and universal access. 10/8/2010 Canonsburg, PA, October 8, 2010 VITAC, the nation’s leading closed captioning company, joins millions of advocates and Americans with sensory disabilities in celebrating passage of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, to be signed into law today by…

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VITAC Talks Internet Captioning

Media coverage of online captioning and subtitling is expanding. 9/3/2010 VITAC, the nation’s largest provider of closed captioning solutions, was featured this week in an article discussing the future of broadcast television programming accessibility on the Web. Adrian McCoy’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article “Captions on the Web“, expressed the need for captions and subtitles on Web-based…

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VITAC Announces Participation in the YouTube Ready Caption Qualification Program

Pittsburgh-based captioning company jokes to help the giant reach even broader audiences 7/1/2010 Canonsburg, PA July 1, 2010 — Pittsburgh-based VITAC announced today its participation in the YouTube Ready Caption Qualification Program, which aims to make YouTube video content more accessible. VITAC has produced the first of several in a series of humorous videos that…

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Captioning the Obama Inaugural

VITAC to caption massive TV coverage 1/19/2009 PITTSBURGH, Jan. 19, 2009 – On Jan. 20 America will be watching the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. While many will descend upon our nation’s capital, most will follow the events via an unprecedented scope of broadcast television coverage. VITAC is…

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