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Posts Tagged ‘Offline Captioning’

VITAC in 2018: The Year in Review

The end of the year often is a time for reflection — a chance to pause and take stock of the year that was, and an opportunity to look ahead. It’s a time to celebrate the successes of the past 365 days and consider future challenges. As always, 2018 was a busy year for VITAC.…

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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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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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Now Showing: Rule in Place Requiring Movie Theaters to be More Accessible

A rule designed to make movie theaters more accessible to those with hearing or vision difficulties is now in effect at theaters across the country. Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Movie Captioning and Audio Description Rule requires movie theaters that show digital movies make available at all screenings, upon…

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Website Accessibility and the WCAG 2.1 Update

After nearly 10 years, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released an update to its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, an internationally established set of standards for accessible content on the Internet. These guidelines are mainly for people with various disabilities, but also for different devices used for browsing websites. The WCAG 2.1…

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Viewers, ‘Queer Eye’ Star Bring Caption Quality Concerns to Netflix

The topic of caption quality made headlines last week after television viewers took to social media to voice their complaints over the inaccurate captions they see on Netflix shows, including makeover show “Queer Eye.” Fans of the show took to Twitter to complain about captions that often misrepresented, censored, or simplified dialogue from the show.…

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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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VITAC Integrations – Where Technology Meets Captioning

No matter how you look at it, online video continues to grow and shows no signs of slowing down. Video is projected to account for more than 80 percent of all web traffic by 2019, and live Internet video is expected to make up 13 percent of web traffic by 2021. YouTube also reports that mobile video…

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