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The Importance of Accessibility in the Workplace

By Danielle Chazen

You’re not likely to encounter a workplace without a ramp or elevator these days. More workplaces are now extending the accessibility measures they put in place for those with visual disabilities to meet additional needs, such as employees who are deaf, hard of hearing, who have learning disabilities and others. A workplace which promotes a fully inclusive environment primes all…
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Emerging Technologies in Education Making an Impact

By Danielle Chazen

Higher education is experiencing the power of technology more than ever before. Educational technology tools, which were once thought of as forward-thinking or nice-to-have, are now needed to continue teaching students without disruption in the current climate. Emerging technologies for teaching and learning are making a significant impact on the ways students consume course material and universities are being charged…
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‘Live Room by Verbit’ Interactive Application Unveiled for Zoom Desktop Users

By Danielle Chazen

Verbit has released a new desktop application, Live Room by Verbit, which provides live, interactive transcripts and captions within Zoom web conferencing. The application supports companies and universities, helping them to ensure their online meetings, courses and events are delivered effectively to both comply with legal requirements and meet the needs of all remote participants. “Following the massive growth in…
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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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