VITAC Celebrates ‘Captioner Appreciation Week’

Feb 5 2024 VITAC
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In celebration of ‘Captioner Appreciation Week’ (Feb. 5-9), VITAC would like to thank all our captioning professionals for their hard work and dedication in creating the best-quality captions in the industry and give a shout-out to captioners around the world who help provide accessible communications to all.

Captioning is more than just a profession. It’s a true art, a skill honed through years of practice, experience, and continuous learning. It requires individuals to listen, understand, translate, and transcribe the spoken word, and, in the case of live captioning, do so while typing at speeds of more than 200 words-per-minute.

“The captions created by our talented professionals each and every day supply a critical link to entertainment, education, news, and emergency information for millions of people with hearing loss around the globe,” said Verbit President Yair Amsterdam. “They also enable a wide variety of organizations − from Fortune 500 companies to educational institutions to government agencies – to help their employees, customers, and partners access and navigate the world around them.

“Thank you all for your hard work and dedication in creating the best-quality captions − we are truly appreciative of all that you do!”

Captioner Appreciation Week is held in conjunction with the National Court Reporters Association’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week. Now in its 12th year, Court Reporting & Captioning Week brings together court reporters, captioners, court reporting firms, schools, and others to highlight and promote the profession.

“[Court Reporting & Captioning Week] is the perfect opportunity for members of the public who might not be familiar with what stenographic court reporters and captioners do to learn more about the profession and the vital role we play in the judicial system, the business world, and in providing access to information to those in the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities,” said NCRA President Kristin Anderson.

Please join us in thanking our captioners (and captioners everywhere!) for their hard work and commitment to making this world a little more inclusive.