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Global Alliance CapCom 2021!!
Are you ready for a party? You don’t want to miss Global Alliance CapCom ‘21! We’re bringing together the captioning community to celebrate with a fun-filled hour of events! Grab your lunch, coffee, dinner or drink – depending on your time zone – and join us on Thursday, August 5, from 12:00-1:00pm US Eastern Time. Meaghan Thomas, a reporter for WKRN-TV in Nashville, and a person with hearing loss, will be the emcee. Singer Maddy Slate will provide our entertainment. Learn more about Maddy and her music here.
Entrance to CapCom requires the purchase of one raffle ticket.  You will need to register for Global Alliance CapCom ’21 and then purchase the ticket.  We have cash prizes and a silent auction. Four winning raffle numbers will be drawn for cash prizes. All amounts are in US dollars.
One GRAND PRIZE of $5,000
One Prize of $2,500
One Prize of $1,000
One Prize of $500
 
This is your chance to meet and engage with fellow captioners, caption consumers, and those who support universal accessibility to quality captioning. All proceeds help fund the Global Alliance for the next year. Visit our event page and check out the FAQs for full details.  You do not need to be a member to participate.  You do not need to be present to win.
 
We look forward to seeing you on August 5!
Board Executive Officer Update
Nominations have been received for three of the four Officer positions – Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The Chair and Chair-Elect positions, per our bylaws, must be filled by a current Board member. Karyn Menck, our current Vice-Chair, has agreed to stay on as Chair-Elect, but only until a Director can move into that position. That will then create a vacant Director’s seat on the Board. If you’re interested in serving as a Director on our Board, please let us know by emailing us.
Steve Clark, our current Chair, will become Immediate Past Chair, which is a nonvoting, advisory position on the Board of Directors.
You can read more about the proposed slate of Officers here:
Jennifer Schuck, USA, Chair (steno captioner)
VACANT, Chair-Elect
Julia Emerson, USA, Secretary (voice captioner)
Kimberly Shea, USA, Treasurer (steno captioner)
 
Per our bylaws, Board members voted on the slate of nominees prior to the Board meeting on August 11, with new Officers being installed during the meeting. All Global Alliance Board meetings are open to any member and are fully accessible.  Log in to your membership profile here to access meeting details.
Global Alliance to Partner with Association of Transcribers & Speech-to-Text Providers
Representatives of the Global Alliance met recently with ATSP Vice President Gretchen Rumsey-Richardson and Board Member KeriAnn Hollerud. ATSP is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing the delivery of real-time speech-to-text services to deaf or hard-of-hearing people by establishing a national standard of excellence for realtime transcribers and captionists.
During our call we discussed hosting a joint webinar, free to all members of both organizations. We also plan to develop short educational videos to showcase the services provided by our respective members. These videos will be available on our websites to help consumers and those who schedule speech-to-text services to better understand the many forms of captioning that are available.
We’re excited to team with ATSP.  More updates to come!

Global Alliance Online Presentation at ODUP 2021

On June 11, Global Alliance Chair Steve Clark and Treasurer Jen Schuck presented virtually at “Opening Doors - Unlocking Potential (ODUP) 2021.” Presented by the Virginia Professional Development Institute, this event is for professionals and families who support students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
ODUP is Virginia's go-to event in public school deaf and hard-of-hearing education. It is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals and parents working directly with students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Steve and Jen presented on the basics of captioning; the many forms and types of captioning, including steno, voice and C-Print/TypeWell, as well as live versus post-production; and the importance of using captions to provide accessibility, not only for students who have hearing loss but also anyone who benefits from both hearing and reading what is being said.
Thank you, Jen and Steve, for devoting your time to this terrific event!

Board Member Ron Drach To Present
on Webinar Panel

Global Alliance Board Member Ron Drach will be part of a panel for the webinar “New Perspectives: Technology Bridging the Gap for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.” Be sure to join Ron on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 12:00-1:30pm ET.
Click here for full details and to register.

Global Alliance Webinar Series
2020-2021 Concludes

Our Webinar Series may have concluded, but you still have access to all six webinars. Recordings are available to purchase and view on demand, with open captions.
  • “Innovation and Software: Tools for Realtime and Post-Production Captioning”
  • “Interlingual Subtitling, With and Without an Interpreter: A Respeaker’s Perspective”
  • “Know Your Audience” (realtime captioning from a consumer’s perspective)
  • “Captioning in a World with No Prep”
  • “Sports Captioning”
  • “Voice Captioning for Educators, Students & Professionals”
Are You a Captioning Service Provider?
Are You Looking for Captioning Services?
If you’re a Global Alliance member, and you provide captioning services, be sure you’ve added your information to our captioning service provider tab. Sign in at our website, then click "My Profile" and choose yes to “Display my contact information in the public directory.”
 
Are you looking for captioning services? Click the link below and visit our website. Global Alliance members in this directory are ready to provide you the highest quality captioning services, both realtime and post-production. 
https://speechtotextcaptioning.org/Find-a-Captioning-Service-Provider
 
Not yet a Global Alliance member? Join now:
https://speechtotextcaptioning.org/join
 
Newsletter Assistance Needed
If you have a talent for writing and editing, we need you! We’re looking for one or two Global Alliance members to take over preparing our newsletter, which is sent every two to four weeks. Your time commitment will be about four hours a month. 
Interested? Email us at info@speechtotextcaptioning.org today!
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