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Get Inspired: It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day

By Danielle Chazen

Accessibility and inclusion should be at the forefront of every higher education leader’s strategic goals. Today marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Verbit is highly committed to spreading awareness about the importance of accessibility for today's students. Access can truly make or break the student experience. All students should be given equal opportunities to succeed and participate in the online and…
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The New Norm: Data and Tools To Fuel Effective Virtual Learning

By Danielle Chazen

The pivot from in-person classes to virtual learning at colleges and universities around the world has been an eye-opening experience. Instructors are quickly realizing the power of video to deliver engaging, personalized learning, while students are settling into video lectures and collaborative conferencing calls. It may be easy to overlook one important aspect – accessibility – during the rush. As…
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Transcription and Captioning for Complex Topics – How Does it Work?

By Danielle Chazen

Today’s business leaders, educators and media professionals are tasked with providing accessible materials to account for a variety of scenarios. From students participating remotely with disabilities to consumers watching news silently, captions and transcriptions are being utilized to make these materials more dynamic and accessible. However, providing basic captions and transcription to ‘check a box’ without utilizing a service that…
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Zoom Breakout Sessions with Unique Verbit Functionality

By Danielle Chazen

As more professionals turn to Zoom to enable their virtual meetings, conferences, training sessions and lectures, they’re becoming more well-versed in the platform and its capabilities. From virtual backgrounds to the ability to add closed captions, Zoom allows for a variety of functions and customization that are benefitting its users. To help those making the transition to remote work and…
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How Does Artificial Intelligence Fit into the Transcription Process?

By Danielle Chazen

Artificial Intelligence and its accompanying technologies have transformed countless manual tasks into automated ones. AI is helping businesses and professionals save much needed time, resources and budgets. AI is now being used to fuel the transcription process. Transcripts were formerly thought of as materials delivered to media outlets after important speeches or to legal professionals in courtroom settings. While these…
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Benefits of Video Conferencing in Business

By Danielle Chazen

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly driven enterprise leaders to rethink the way they operate their businesses. In order to conduct business without disruption, professionals have turned to video conferencing to stay connected with their colleagues and customers. With the need to social distance and work remotely, video conferencing provides a more personalized approach. It serves as the closest alternative to…
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EduALL Event Attracts 800 Higher Education Professionals

By Danielle Chazen

More than 800 higher education professionals registered to join Verbit’s inaugural virtual summit, EduALL: Making Higher Education Work for All Learners, last week on April 1st. The event was attended by individuals serving in diverse leadership roles at institutions, including deans, professors, instructional designers, accessibility and disability directors, learning technology and IT professionals, consultants and online learning experts. EduALL aimed…
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Explore ‘The Future of Ed-Tech’ at This Week’s EduALL Virtual Event

By Danielle Chazen

In a recent piece on Forbes, Paul LeBlanc examined the current challenges facing colleges and universities, which are "scrambling to finish the academic year online, fretting over next fall’s enrollment, and struggling with cash flow challenges." LeBlanc serves as President of Southern New Hampshire University, one of the largest universities in the U.S. with 180,000 learners, mostly online. He went…
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Verbit Announces New Integration with Zoom

By Danielle Chazen

The need for remote work and learning has grown exponentially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of Verbit's customers are utilizing Zoom Video Communications daily to communicate with their colleagues and teams or host online lectures for their students. Zoom is a remote conferencing services company that allows users to conduct video and audio conference calls, online meetings, eLearning and…
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Hear from Universities In Action: EduALL Virtual Summit

By Danielle Chazen

University administrators with responsibilities which fall within the disability services, IT and accessibility departments were formerly faced with the daunting challenge of making the case for embedding more digital technologies into current classrooms to aid more students. Now, with 200 universities and colleges moving their courses online in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the expertise of these individuals is being…
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