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Posts Tagged ‘inclusion’

Inclusive Workplaces Enable All Employees, Corporations to Succeed

Disability inclusion in the workplace is about more than hiring people with disabilities. An inclusive workplace values all employees for their strengths. It offers employees with disabilities an equal opportunity to succeed, to learn, to be compensated fairly, and to advance. True inclusion is about embracing difference. Organizations with inclusive cultures are twice as likely…

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ADA Round-Up: Legislative Access and Government Captions

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Legislative Sessions Lack Captions The 11th Circuit Court is considering a claim involving Florida’s lack of closed captions on its legislative session’s online videos. The case, filed by the National Association of…

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VITAC Proud Sponsor of HLAA Walk4Hearing in Colorado

VITAC was proud to support the Hearing Loss of America Association’s (HLAA) Walk4Hearing as a local gold-level sponsor. The 5K (3.1 mile) walk was held on Sunday, June 9, at the beautiful Clement Park in Littleton, CO. It was a cold, dreary day, but the high energy and warm smiles were enough to keep everyone…

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Electronic Newsroom Meeting Underscores Need for Quality Captions on all Broadcasts

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently took a closer look at the use of enhanced Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) procedures in providing live captions for local news programs. The meeting underscored the need for quality captions on television, and we’ve outlined the highlights below. What is ENT? Electronic Newsroom Technique captions are created from a…

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ADA Round-Up: Safeway, Lyft, Greyhound, and Pokémon Face Accessibility Claims

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Safeway to pay $75,000 to resolve disability discrimination lawsuit The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that supermarket chain Safeway will pay $75,000 and will make changes to its policies and…

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day Celebrated May 16

In today’s world of rapidly advancing technology, it has become more important than ever that companies and organizations do their best to make new technologies accessible to everyone. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15 percent of the world’s population − an estimated 1 billion people − live with disabilities, with many facing accessibility…

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Video: How to Set Up and Enable Captions for YouTube Live Events

It’s no great secret that YouTube is a juggernaut in today’s video viewing world. The video sharing platform boasts more than 30 million active daily users (and nearly 2 billion active users each month) watching more than 1 billion hours of video each day. Though many of the videos that people watch are previously recorded,…

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Introducing VITAC’s “VITALK” Video Series

As the largest provider of closed captioning in the United States, we often get questions about the services we provide, how captions work, and the ease in which captions can be added to all content, just to name a few. To better help caption consumers and clients understand our wide range of offerings, as well…

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ADA Round-Up: Harvard, MIT Captioning Suits, Employee Accessibility Claims

Welcome to newest edition of our new monthly feature at VITAC.com that highlights recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harvard University, MIT Closed Captioning Suit Lawsuits against Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alleging that the schools failed to caption its public online content will move…

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