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Posts Tagged ‘Website’

Introducing the New VITAC.com

As you likely have noticed, our VITAC website looks a little (OK, a lot) different. We’re proud to introduce to you the new VITAC.com. The revamped site features new content and images, updated service offerings, captioning instructions, tutorials, and easy-to-read pages that will help you find what you’re looking for and understand how we can…

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Video: How to Upload Caption Files to YouTube and Facebook

There are more than 3 billion people using social media, with YouTube and Facebook among the most popular platforms. And today’s social media landscape is becoming a “video first” world, where video, whether it be online tutorials, news clips, or cats playing the piano, is at the heart of everything. And as everyone knows, adding…

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

It has been an eventful year at VITAC. In addition to captioning more than 550,000 live-program hours, and creating verbatim, precisely timed captions for more than 75,000 pre-recorded programs, we also published nearly 70 news blogs, ranging from VITAC and industry news to legislative updates to new technologies to personal captioning experiences. As we put…

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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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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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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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Business Associations Seeking Clarity on Website Accessibility Ruling

A dozen business associations recently filed a brief before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to reconsider a lower court ruling that a business’s website did not meet accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Though the group says that it supports the goals of Title III of the Americans…

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