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California Extends Remote Court Hearings Through July 2023

By Sarah Roberts

California Governor Gavin Newson just signed SB 241, extending remote court hearings through July 1, 2023. The decision to enact this legislation stemmed from the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As California and other states continue to extend remote court access, the likelihood of these adaptations becoming permanent appears promising. California is one of the most influential states when…
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Celebrate the International Week of Deaf People With Verbit

By Verbit Editorial

It’s International Week of Deaf People (IWDP)! With approximately 600,000 deaf people in the United States and 5% of the world’s population needing some form of hearing rehabilitation, it’s more important than ever to participate in the celebration that empowers and honors Deaf individuals. The IWDP initiative, held this year from September 20 - 26th, is dedicated to honoring the…
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Closed Captioning, Web Accessibility & Section 5-0-What?

By Danielle Chazen

From workplaces to classrooms and the public sector to private educational institutions, ensuring inclusion is provided to individuals with disabilities isn't only the right thing to do, it's the law. However, legal guidelines and their defined details can be daunting to many. The legal requirements and components set in place today are based on various laws which sought to offer…
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Better Website Accessibility Also Means Tax Breaks

By Verbit Editorial

While most business owners want to make their websites and brands more inclusive, many cite lack of budgets and resources as the key factors holding them back. However, with up to 59.6% of the disability community living in a household with Internet and the greater population spending more time online, website accessibility has ultimately become a need for businesses. Not…
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Verbit CEO Tom Livne To Speak at SlatorCon Remote

By Verbit Editorial

Slator estimates that the video localization market will be valued around $4.97 billion by the end of 2021. Video localization technologies such as captioning and transcription are being used more than ever before, contributing to this growing video localization market across the globe. To educate business leaders seeking insights on video localization services and technologies Verbit Founder and CEO Tom…
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What Business Leaders With Mobile Apps Need to Know about the ADA

By Sarah Roberts

42% of small businesses reported using mobile applications to connect and engage with their consumers. Another 30% said they planned on developing apps in the near future. As more companies small and large launch apps, app accessibility is becoming a hot topic. Businesses that develop mobile apps need to consider whether they are taking the necessary steps to reach audiences…
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What the ADA Means (and Doesn’t Mean) for Employee Accommodations

By Sarah Roberts

This month, the Securities and Exchange Commission disappointed accessibility advocates by approving the NASDAQ’s proposed diversity reporting rule, which excludes disability as a category. People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the US, and many see the decision as a missed opportunity to promote a more inclusive corporate culture. Despite this setback, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…
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How Security and Accuracy Set Captioning Solutions Apart

By Sarah Roberts

With the greater need to provide support to students, employees, consumers and others who are Deaf or hard of hearing, more are captioning their content. However, many automatic Artificial Intelligence-based tools miss the mark. It’s important to know what to look for in captioning tools to ensure they offer the necessary security to protect sensitive information, as well as reach…
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