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Posts Tagged ‘behind the scenes’

VITAC Welcomes CCAC Court Reporting Students

Nearly two dozen first-year students in CCAC’s (Community College of Allegheny County) stenography and court reporting program visited VITAC this week to learn more about captions and see first-hand how realtime and offline captions are created. Mary Beth Johnson runs the CCAC program, and brings her students each year for a visit and tour of…

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Captioning Spirits, Spooks, and Specters on ‘Haunted Live’ a Scary-Good Time

“Haunted Live,” which premiered last month on Travel Channel, is not your typical ghost hunting show. Sure, it’s got all the spooky creaks, unexplained shadows, and mysteriously closing doors that you’ve come to expect from supernatural sleuthing shows, but “Haunted Live” uniquely enlists the aid of viewers to help drive the ghostly investigation in real…

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The US Open, NCAA Football, the NFL, and a Busy End to August

The end of August means many things — students returning to classes, the last weeks of summer, and the busiest days of the year for VITAC captioners. As a 24/7, 365-day-a-year operation, busy days are nothing new to VITAC captioners, production coordinators, schedulers, and supervisors. This time of year, however, brings a perfect storm of…

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VITAC’s John Capobianco Discusses Caption Quality, Industry on National Podcast

VITAC Chief Marketing Officer John Capobianco recently was featured on a national podcast regarding captions and accessibility. The “Bars and Tone” podcast, a production through the Association for Higher Education Communications Technology Advancement (AHECTA), devoted its July podcast to the captioning sector, including discussion on live, pre-recorded, municipal, and web captioning services. The podcast makes…

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Heads Up Daily: It’s (Mostly) Fun and Games Bringing Captions to eSports Show

When the average person hears “HUD,” they think of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal agency responsible for addressing America’s housing needs and enforcing fair housing laws. Isn’t that what we all think of when we hear “HUD?” Well, maybe not all. In VITAC Offline, “HUD” stands for something entirely different. It stands for tight…

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An Olympic Effort

VITAC Working Around-the-Clock to Caption This Month’s Winter Games After traveling more than 1,200 miles by plane, train, sailboat, bicycle, cable car, and robot (yes, robot!) over the past 100 days, the Olympic torch will arrive in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, South Korea, this week to officially start the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. And VITAC will…

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