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VITAC Announces Acquisition of Canada-based SOVO Technologies

VITAC Corp., the largest provider of captioning and media accessibility services in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Montréal, Canada-based SOVO Technologies, a leading provider of captioning and transcription services to clients in North America and Europe. The acquisition of SOVO further strengthens VITAC’s position as a leader in the…

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Updates to Ordering Site, ICS Transcripts Provide More Options, Greater Client Service

VITAC is thrilled to announce updates to two of our popular services and products – the VITAC caption ordering site and our Internet Captioning Streamer (ICS) player. The updates will provide even greater client service by offering new easy-to-use options when ordering captions and allowing for stronger communication between clients and captioners. Clients ordering ICS…

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VITAC: Industry-leading Services and Accessibility Solutions

We’ve recently heard other captioning companies tout the fact that they do more than 1,000 hours of captioning each week. And while that certainly sounds impressive, it’s all in a day’s work for VITAC. Actually, less than a day’s work. VITAC creates more than 1,500 hours of captions each day. We captioned more than 575,000…

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VIDEO: Working at VITAC

As the nation’s largest provider of media accessibility solutions, VITAC provides realtime and offline captioning for millions of individuals in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. While our size is notable and resource capacity is second to none in the United States, our incredibly committed and skilled people and technical expertise are our true differentiators. VITAC…

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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 Among Presenters at this Week’s HLAA 2019 Convention

The Hearing Loss Association of America’s 2019 convention begins today in Rochester, New York. Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing consumers with hearing loss. HLAA offers programs and events designed to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support, and advocacy. The…

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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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