22 Jul 2021 David Titmus

VITAC a Sponsor, Panelist in TDI 24th Biennial Conference

TDI Biennial Conference logoVITAC once again was thrilled to be a sponsor of and participant in TDI’s Biennial Conference. The virtual conference – which featured community discussions, plenary sessions, and breakout meetings – was held July 26-29.

Heather York, VITAC’s Vice President of Marketing and Government Affairs, was part of a breakout session on closed caption quality.

“No More Craptions” covered three areas where captioning is heavily used: broadcast television, web-based content, and captioning telephone. Heather was among the panelists discussing internet captioning.

Other conference highlights included:

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, as the keynote speaker.
  • A Town Hall discussion focused on what the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and Disability Rights Office is doing and can do for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
  • A Fireside Chat featuring TDI CEO Eric Kaika, Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano, Hearing Loss Association of America Executive Director Barbara Kelley, and National Association of the Deaf CEO Howard Rosenblum.

This year’s conference theme − “Reset and Reconnect” − reflected the changes that many had to make as they shifted from more traditional ways of doing business or providing education to a fully virtual world.

TDI is a national nonprofit organization shaping public policies in Information and Communications Technology to advance the interests of the 48 million Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, deafblind, and deaf with mobility issues.

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