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The Global Alliance is an association that endeavors to raise the quality of captions throughout the captioning industry by:

  • Empowering consumers and captioners as they work together to influence change and policy.

  • Spreading education and awareness about achieving and maintaining equal and effective communication access.

  • Providing the NER-Certified Speech-to-Text Provider certification to sustain the quality of all methods of captioning.

  • Providing educational and networking opportunities for captioning consumers, captioning advocates, and captioners.





Mission:  The Global Alliance of Speech-to-Text Captioning, or the Global Alliance, is a not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to be the leading professional authority on speech-to-text captioning, representing all captioners, consumers, and industry.

Upcoming events

    • 29 Sep 2023
    • 12:00 AM
    • 31 Dec 2024
    • 11:59 PM
    • In public venues, spaces and events near you!

    Have you been to a sporting event, concert, theatre, museum, tour, or just out-and-about where you saw captions you didn't expect? And they were just so good?  Tell us about it!   We'd like to send a shout-out on our socials to the outstanding effort being made to make the experience inclusive to those with hearing loss. 

    Submit a short blurb with how the accessibility enhanced your experience, along with a photo or 3-5 second video of the captions (if allowed by the venue/artist), and send it to us via social media DM or to our email at 

    Let's #CatchQualityCaptions!

    • 22 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • via Zoom

    Join the Global Alliance's Education Committee for a shamrockin' good time!

    Come learn a little more information about the Global Alliance, have some fun, and meet some great people during our networking event on Friday, March 22, 2024, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Eastern.  This event is FREE and open to all!

    WHERE:  via Zoom (register at the link to the left)

    WHEN:  Friday, March 22, 2024, 6:00-7:00 pm ET

    WHAT:  A fun, casual networking event, hosted by the Global Alliance's Education Committee and featuring special guests from the Assessment & Certification Committee.

    WHO:  Anyone who wants to network and/or learn a little more about what the Global Alliance is about.

    COST:  FREE!

    • 15 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    The second Board of Directors meeting for 2024 is Wednesday, May 15, from 6:00-8:00 pm* Eastern Time.

    All Global Alliance members in good standing welcome to attend!  Come hear what your organization has been working on!

    Register at left to receive the Zoom link.

    *Time is tentative.  Check back closer to the date to verify time.

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