VITAC Proud to be Among Sponsors, Participants in TDI’s 23rd Biennial Conference

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VITAC is thrilled to be a participant in and sponsor of TDI’s 23rd Biennial Conference.

The conference – which features workshops, breakout and plenary sessions, product and service demonstrations, and exhibits – will be held this Thursday through Saturday (Aug. 15-17) at Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Hotel in Washington, D.C.

VITAC Chief Marketing Officer John Capobianco will lead a conference panel discussion − “Captions for TV, Internet, and Other Video Programs” − on Friday, Aug. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. EST.

Heather York, VITAC Vice President, Marketing & Government Affairs, will be among the panelists. She will be joined by Darlene Parker, Director of Steno Captioning & Realtime Relations at the National Captioning Institute; Joshua Pila, General Counsel with Meredith Corporation; Mike Kralec, Vice President, Technical Operations with Sinclair Broadcasting; Richard Pettinato, Executive Vice President, Media Captioning Services; and Blake Reid, TDI Counsel, University of Colorado – Boulder.

The panel will discuss, among other topics, recent trends in captioning, caption quality, and the use of automatic speech recognition software. It will be moderated by CM Boryslawskyj, Treasurer for TDI’s Board of Directors.

The conference’s keynote speaker will be Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.

Established in 1968, TDI is an active national advocacy organization that addresses equal access issues in telecommunications and media for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, and deaf-blind.

Its biennial conferences bring together government policy makers, industry representatives, and consumers to discuss the latest in accessible telecommunications, media, and information technologies for deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and late-deafened people.

VITAC has worked with caption viewers and advocacy groups for more than three decades, and we are proud of − and benefit greatly from − our strong advocate relationships, including those with TDI, the National Association of the Deaf, and Hearing Loss Association of America, among others.

We strongly believe in “Accessibility for Life” as we strive to make accessible content standard, and stand by our commitment to provide captions and accessible solutions for our customers, while, perhaps most importantly, maintaining the highest quality for our consumers, the tens of millions of Americans who rely on captioning every day.