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Posts Tagged ‘Captions’

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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A Milestone Piece of Legislation, the ADA Turns 30

This Sunday (July 26) marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the first comprehensive civil rights legislation addressing and granting basic accessibility needs for people with disabilities. The act dramatically changed – and improved – the social and political landscape of the United States, and greatly advanced the rights of people with…

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8 Tips for Creating Your Own Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat Captions

We often hear from people who want to caption their own videos. Though the best captions are created by professionals like those here at VITAC, we understand the struggle. Wildly popular platforms like Instagram and Snapchat allow users to create their own text to apply to prerecorded video. Facebook and YouTube both can accept transcripts…

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VITAC Ebook Explains How Captions Can Grow Your Business

Are you interested in learning more about captions but aren’t sure what questions to ask? Looking for a way to make your meetings accessible to all but don’t know where to start? A new ebook from VITAC gives a brief overview of captions and the captioning process and can help you bring accessible communications to…

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VITAC Ready as Sports Leagues Consider Return

A handful of professional sports leagues are pondering a return to action in the coming months, carefully planning the best ways to protect players and spectators (if fans are permitted) while getting back to the courts, rinks, and diamonds. It’s no secret that the path back to life as we knew it is going to…

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Not All Conferencing Platforms are the Same When it Comes to Viewing Captions

As the need for remote meetings and conferences continues to swell so, too, does the need to make those meetings accessible to everyone on the call. VITAC can bring captions to multiple virtual meeting platforms. Our video conferencing solutions provide accessibility and inclusion for business meetings, community gatherings, or small group chats. But just as…

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Wall Street Journal Article Notes Captions’ Growth, Popularity

An article in The Wall Street Journal (“[Inaudible Chatter] Closed Captioning Becomes Hit with TV Viewers”) takes a look at how captions have grown in popularity in both the deaf and hearing communities. The article states: “Subtitles have always been required reading for people watching foreign-language films. And for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences, captioning is…

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VITAC Webinars Keep Clients, Consumers in the Know

Have questions about captions and captioning? Unsure how to start the ball rolling on creating a more accessible – and ADA-compliant – meeting space for clients and colleagues? Curious if captions can integrate with your video platform? Don’t worry, VITAC has you covered. As the nation’s leader in closed captioning since 1986, we take pride…

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