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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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Fitness World Embraces Closed Captions for On-Demand Workouts

By Sarah Roberts

The fitness space continues to embrace inclusivity in various ways, with its leaders and influencers promoting everything from body positivity to diverse options for workout routines and diets to accommodate individual needs. Now, the fitness world is continuing to expand its massive online presence with on-demand videos available via YouTube and other apps. One of the most commonly known names…
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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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3 Ways TikTok Closed Captions Help Your Channel

By Verbit Editorial

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media applications in the world, boasting over 1.1 billion active users worldwide. The 15 second to 3 minute videos being created are helping individuals and brands engage and share information in fun, short formats.  Professionals posting on the platform can greatly benefit when adding captions for TikTok to their videos, whether recorded…
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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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Increase Engagement in Online Learning & Training

By Sarah Roberts

Online learning has gone mainstream. Nearly all students now have some familiarity with remote learning platforms. However, educators often struggle to maintain student motivation and engagement in online courses. This challenge is not limited to rambunctious youngsters as mature adults continuing their studies or taking part in professional training may also tune out if the instructor fails to capture their…
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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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Nontraditional Use Cases for Captioning & Transcription

By Verbit Editorial

55% of people watch video content every day, and 78% of people watch videos online every week. As audiences and consumers spend more time glued to their screens, businesses and organizations are investing more than ever in their video content. Video content creators at brands and businesses are looking to improve the outcomes and engagement of their videos. With this…
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