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COMMITTEES

Global Alliance initiatives are supported and lead by a number of committees. Committees are composed of Global Alliance members and Board members. Members with an interest in serving on a committee are invited to contact info@speechtotextcaptioning.org.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMITTEE

Committee shall review existing bylaws and policies and procedures and suggest revisions, updates or additions. Committee shall be comprised of five members, with no more than two members from one area of expertise. A committee Chair and Vice Chair shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors. Committee shall meet virtually on a quarterly basis, at minimum.

MEMBERSHIP AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Committee shall maintain current roster of members, arranged by member type (captioner-steno, captioner-voice, captioner-phone, captioner-ASR, captioner-CPrint/Typewell; consumer; industry; educator; advocate.) Committee shall create and present to the Board ideas to recruit new members. Committee shall solicit from membership suggested nominees for open Board seats, communicate with suggested nominees to determine interest and present to the Board a slate of prospective nominees. Committee shall be comprised of five members, with no more than two members from one area of expertise. A committee Chair and Vice Chair shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors. Committee shall meet virtually on a quarterly basis, at minimum.

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE

Committee shall create testing to be administered to captioners to be assessed and earn certification and recognition of skills. Testing shall be presented to the appropriate testing governing body for approval. Upon approval, committee shall coordinate with Board to take next steps to work with a testing administrator to test candidates. Committee shall recommend certification designations (e.g., Professional Realtime Captioner) to the Board. Committee shall be comprised of five members, with no more than two members from one area of expertise. A committee Chair and Vice Chair shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors. Committee shall meet virtually on a quarterly basis, at minimum.

STRATEGIC/FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Committee shall develop and foster strategic partnership relations and research methods of fundraising to include corporate sponsorship, grants, and partnering with other nonprofits and professional associations and report regularly to the Board with recommendations. Committee shall be comprised of five members, with no more than two members from one area of expertise. A committee Chair and Vice Chair shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors. Committee shall meet virtually on a quarterly basis, at minimum.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Committee shall develop, maintain and update the Global Alliance video library, including on-demand videos that will generate revenue for the Global Alliance. Committee shall develop and gather educational materials that will be of interest to our members and followers. These materials may include updates and trends in captioning, technology and accessibility; online materials shared by other advocacy and governmental organizations; and continuing education opportunities offered by the Global Alliance, to include webinars and on-demand videos. Committee shall share and report regularly to the Board with recommendations. Committee shall be composed of at least five members, with no more than two members from one area of expertise. A committee Chair and Vice Chair shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors. Committee shall meet virtually on a quarterly basis, at minimum.

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