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Posts Tagged ‘Live Captioning’

VITAC has the Answers to Your Questions

The world of captioning and accessible content can be a little daunting for those unfamiliar with how captions work. VITAC, however, has answers for you, and all just a mouse-click away. As a leader in the captioning and accessibility sector for more than three decades, we are happy to share our vast knowledge and experience…

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VITAC Bringing Captions, Inclusion to Seattle City Council Meetings

VITAC, the largest provider of captioning products and services in the United States, is proud to provide live, realtime captions for cable television broadcasts of Seattle City Council meetings, ensuring that all viewers have equal access to Seattle government discussions and decisions. VITAC is providing captions to the Seattle Channel’s live broadcasts of city council…

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Video: How Realtime Captions Work

Television is fast. In an effort to keep the viewer’s attention, programs quickly cut from scene to scene, commentator to commentator, and person to person, with dialogue flying a mile a minute. It’s a wonder that anyone is able to keep up and understand everything that’s being said. Now imagine translating that audio into text,…

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Three Things That Happen When You Don’t Use Captions

For some, closed captions are simply those words that pop up at the bottom of the television (or computer or tablet or cell phone) that describe the on-screen dialogue and action. But for more than 50 million Americans in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, captions are so much more — they are an important connection…

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VITAC a Platinum Sponsor of Streaming Media West 2018

VITAC CMO John Capobianco Among the Conference’s Featured Speakers Captions continue to expand well beyond traditional television, reaching new audiences every day via screens, tablets, and smartphones. With an hour of video uploaded to YouTube every second, and 85 percent of Facebook video viewed without sound, companies have taken notice as content providers seek every…

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VITAC Provides Live-Captions, Transcripts for SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference

VITAC was proud to be a sponsor of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition, held earlier this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The popular conference attracted more than 800 human resources professionals and diversity experts, and featured more than 35 discussion and information sessions. The conference is designed…

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VITAC Proud to Sponsor, Participate in Colorado Communications’ CBCcon

VITAC is thrilled to sponsor this year’s CBCcon (the Colorado Broadband & Communications Conference), a local government-focused conference on broadband law and policy, cable and wireless policy and regulation, technology initiatives and advancements, and video production. The conference features workshop sessions as well as a number of discussions and panels related to communications, technology, regulation, and legislation,…

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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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Accessibility Roundup: Captioned Telephone Service and Website Access

More than a dozen advocacy organizations and consumer groups are supporting a call for clarification regarding the Federal Communication Commission’s plan to allow the use of fully automatic speech recognition (ASR) programs for its Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). The organizations — including Hearing Loss Association of America, Telecommunications for the Deaf and…

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