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Why Australian Businesses Must Accommodate Individuals with Disabilities

By Sarah Roberts

According to a recent study, Australians with disabilities filed the largest share of complaints related to violations of discrimination-related laws. Overall, 44 percent of total complaints to the Australia Human Rights Commission fell into this category, highlighting the need for business leaders to understand their obligation to accommodate disabled individuals. The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 outlaws the discrimination of a…
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Must-Know Captioning and Accessibility Requirements For UK Higher-Ed Institutions

By Sarah Roberts

According to UK statistics, 13 percent of students entering British universities have a disability. Accommodations are essential to help these students fully participate in their coursework and thrive in higher education settings. Technology is constantly evolving to offer support to higher education students who are navigating disabilities. However, the UK’s laws surrounding accommodations can often be unclear. Some higher education…
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What Gil v. Winn-Dixie Means for Businesses & Online Accessibility 

By Sarah Roberts

E-commerce accounts for a larger share of the market every year making websites and digital marketplaces increasingly important to business leaders. Online forums present opportunities, but also create questions when it comes to accessibility. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) predominantly addresses accommodations that must be made for physical locations. However, brick-and-mortar shops are becoming less vital as consumers purchase…
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Verbit Acquires VITAC To Become World’s Largest AI-Powered Transcription and Captioning Platform

By Danielle Chazen

In an effort to drive forward its mission to make all video and audio content accessible to everyone through its high-quality captioning and transcription capabilities, Verbit’s leadership team has exciting news to share. Today, Verbit announced the acquisition of VITAC, the largest provider of captioning products and solutions in North America. The acquisition will position Verbit as the No. 1…
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Captioning: Exploring Viewer Perception and Reality

By Verbit Editorial

Today, transcription is being used in a variety of scenarios and formats. Whether it’s a court hearing or an online class, many professionals, students and consumers rely on accurate transcription to perform their daily tasks and job roles. These transcription services are often accompanied by an interesting, yet challenging counterpart - live captions. This service, which is primarily designed to…
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Court Reporting Agencies Are Going Hybrid

By Verbit Editorial

Court reporting agencies are going hybrid. Hybrid model CRAs are using digital technology to support their human transcriptionists. As the world embarks on a new normal, members of the legal profession are learning about the benefits of remote work, virtual meetings, and the integration of advanced technology into their field. The successful innovations are paving the way for a future…
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Expand Your Reach: Localization through Translation and Captioning

By Verbit Editorial

Technology has ushered in a new era with the globalization of information. Information can now cross borders with much more ease thanks to the likes of translation and captioning software. Regional barriers and language barriers are no longer great obstacles and the cost associated with them is no longer a great factor. More and more companies are operating globally and…
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How Deposition and Court Reporting Services are Altered by Technology

By Verbit Editorial

Technology has significantly altered nearly every aspect of the modern world. One of the most notable ways is through the automation of more and more processes and daily tasks. In addition to automation, technology has also made global communication and collaboration much more effortless. These advancements show no sign of slowing, and users are benefiting from updates and improved security…
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5 Ways to Improve Workplace Accessibility and Equality

By Verbit Editorial

Offering accessibility and equality to all individuals is critical. No one should find themselves restricted in their ability to participate in their daily life activities, especially not due to where they were born or their religious beliefs, nor if they’re navigating life with a disability. This sentiment is critical for businesses and their leadership teams as well. Providing equality and…
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How & Why Brigham Young University’s Team Only Settles for Fully Accurate Captions

By Danielle Chazen

Isn’t it nice when technology just works? Erin Willder, Managing Editor at Brigham Young University, is set on ensuring BYU Continuing Education students have all of the tools they need to participate effectively in their courses and that the university’s events are fully accessible to audiences. Willder and her team at BYU are doing so utilizing Verbit and its integration…
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