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Posts Tagged ‘CVAA’

Looking Back: The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act Turns 10

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) turns 10 years old this week. Signed into law by President Barack Obama on October 8, 2010, the CVAA updated federal communications regulations to increase access to modern communications for people with disabilities. The CVAA made sure that accessibility laws enacted in the 1980s and 1990s…

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VITAC Proud to Include Hands & Voices Among Our Strong Advocacy Partnerships

VITAC is thrilled to provide captions to Hands & Voices, a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. VITAC’s sales and client support teams worked closely with the organization to find the captioning solutions that best fit their needs and budget, and our Internet Captioning Services…

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FCC Grants Final Waiver on Accessibility Rules for Video Game Software

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has extended a waiver that temporarily makes video games exempt from the accessibility requirements set forth in the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau OK’d the extension at the request of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The waiver covers video game…

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The Benefits of Captioning Digital Video

The Internet is the new frontier for closed captioning. Audiences of all ages continue to turn to the Internet and their mobile devices as more high-quality video content becomes available. This change in viewing habits is especially true among millennials, and digital video producers and advertisers have taken notice by investing more in video ads…

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Are You Making Your Stadium Accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Fans?

Whether you’re creating accessible sporting events, concerts, speeches, conventions, shows, or anything else, there’s a way to include everyone. Don’t let ADA requirements throw you a curveball. Throw a hail Mary for accessibility and start captioning your event-center programming. With lawsuits for accessibility becoming more common by the day, we thought we’d share with you some…

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VITAC hits DC for the 2016 M-Enabling Summit

  VITAC attends the 2016 M-Enabling Summit for Accessibility Over the last two days, VITAC’s Heather York, VP of Marketing, and Brittany Bender, Marketing Analyst, have been in our nation’s capital to attend the conference and showcase dedicated to providing accessible technology solutions for all. They have been gaining much insight that will help VITAC remain…

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Single Excerpt Clips Must Have Captions

To many, January 1st means the start of a new year, and new beginnings. To us in the captioning world, it’s the beginning of the newest CVAA rule: all single excerpt clips from prerecorded programming when delivered via IP now must be captioned if they aired on television. Previously, the rule only applied to full-length…

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