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Posts Tagged ‘students’

“Read Captions Across America,” World Hearing Day Celebrated this Weekend

There are a few important captioning and hearing awareness initiatives planned over the next few days in the U.S. and around the world. Check out below some of the events happening this weekend! ● “Read Captions Across America” (RCAA) is held each year in conjunction with the National Education Association’s (NEA) “Read Across America” event…

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VITAC Holiday Card Unveiled at WPSD

VITAC is thrilled to unveil our annual holiday card, made possible through our wonderful partnership with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) and its talented teachers and students. Each year, students from WPSD create artwork around a suggested theme – this year’s theme was “Elf on a Shelf” – and send their finished…

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VITAC and WPSD Celebrate 28th Annual Holiday Art Contest

VITAC is proud to celebrate 28 years of holiday partnership with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) and its talented students and teachers. For nearly three decades, WPSD students have created artwork around a holiday theme, with their art prominently featured on VITAC’s annual holiday cards to clients, colleagues, and associates. This year,…

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VITAC Welcomes CCAC Court Reporting Students

Nearly two dozen first-year students in CCAC’s (Community College of Allegheny County) stenography and court reporting program visited VITAC this week to learn more about captions and see first-hand how realtime and offline captions are created. Mary Beth Johnson runs the CCAC program, and brings her students each year for a visit and tour of…

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VITAC Named an Approved Vendor for California Community Colleges’ Distance Education Captioning and Transcription Grant

According to the California Community Colleges, distance education – the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school – comprises the college system’s fastest growing segment of enrollment. These types of courses include online classes, hybrid classes (where some instructional hours are offered remotely), telecourses, and live classes that use…

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VITAC and WPSD Celebrate 27th Annual Holiday Art Contest

VITAC is proud to celebrate 27 years of a wonderful holiday partnership with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) and its talented teachers and students. For nearly three decades, WPSD students have created artwork around a holiday theme, with their art prominently featured on VITAC’s holiday cards to clients and associates. This year’s…

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Captioning in the Classroom

VITAC provides accessible solutions at all levels of education Students across the country face many challenges throughout the school year, with many juggling sports, family life, extracurricular activities, academic studies, testing, jobs, and more. But for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, there often are additional challenges that they — and their schools…

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Local Students Tour VITAC Headquarters

A group of court-reporting students from the Community College of Allegheny County toured the VITAC headquarters October 3rd, a visit entry-level students make with their professor, Mary Beth Johnson, every fall. Led by Realtime Captioner Trainer Sharon Siatkowski, students listened to an overview of the realtime and pre-recorded captioning departments before seeing demos of each.…

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