VITAC Corporation Acquires Caption Colorado

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Canonsburg, PA – January 25, 2017: VITAC Corporation, the market‐leading provider of closed captioning and accessible media solutions to clients in the media and entertainment, education, corporate and government sectors, and a portfolio company of Gores Small Capitalization Partners, today announced that it has acquired Caption Colorado, a leading provider of captioning services. Financial terms...

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Sound Shirt: A New Way to Experience an Orchestra

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For many years, inventors have been thinking up ways to make music more accessible to the Deaf community. Now, a new garment may be the key to conveying the power of a symphony to those who aren’t able to hear it. CuteCircuit, a London-based company that makes wearable technology, is working with Germany’s Junge Symphoniker...

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Hulu agrees to provide closed captions for 100% of its videos

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Last week, the streaming video service Hulu announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the National Association for the Deaf (NAD), and will provide closed captions for 100% of its English and Spanish videos by September 2017. This is a big win for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, and for everyone else who...

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Apps for Accessibility: Otosense Sound Recognition

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One of the challenges that deaf and hard-of-hearing people deal with on a daily basis is how to tell what’s going on in and around their homes without being able to listen to the sounds. Audio cues from smoke detectors, baby monitors, dripping faucets, and other noises might be things that hearing people take for...

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Optimizing for Instagram: Three Ways to Help Your Videos Rise to the Top

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We’ve seen a lot of changes since Instagram first brought video to its feeds back in 2013, and the past few months brought us some big developments. In addition to quadrupling the maximum video length to 60 seconds and beginning to show the number of views for each video, the social network announced plans to...

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Saving Lives and Winning Games: The Latest on 360 Video and Virtual Reality

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The buzz around virtual reality (VR) and 360 video started to pick up about a year ago, when YouTube and Facebook began supporting 360 (also known as spherical) videos. In 2016, we’re seeing even more action in the sphere of 360 video. Between new cameras and audio rigs, compelling new 360 content, and initiatives from...

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SignLanguageGlove: A student’s mission to bridge communication gaps

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Goldsmith, University of London — Hadeel Ayoub just recently completed her MA in Computational Arts from the Department of Computing, but she’s already well underway on a mission to improve communication between people with different disabilities. Hadeel is the creator of SignLanguageGlove, a wireless device that interprets sign language gestures into text. When the wearer...

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Patriot Media Group, The Weather Channel and Caption Colorado

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Patriot Media Group, The Weather Channel and Caption Colorado will partner to provide best-in-class captioning service for hearing impaired. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 Patriot Media Group, a division of U.S. International Media and a leading source for innovative short-form commercials placed within program content, is pleased to announce it has been appointed...

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Bison Advantage 1

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Quick and accurate connections to a wide variety of delivery platforms Because Bison is Internet based, it is possible to connect to the reference audio source and closed captioning encoder quickly and securely. This also provides an almost instantaneous transition from one captioner to another for emergencies or extended coverage periods. When deployed in tandem...

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