Participants will learn what voice captioning is, what it takes to be a voice captioner and how to become one. Our panelists will discuss voice captioning including the types of work available, voice commands, prepping techniques, and types of technology needed. Join us on April 29th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST on a panel discussion featuring Mathew Call, Lukasz Dutka, Chris Ales, and Nikki Hare as they share their expertise. The webinar will be moderated by Julia Emerson, a Global Alliance member and a voice captioner. This webinar will be of interest to anyone interested in a career as a voice captioner.
Julia Emerson began her voice court reporting career in Atlanta, Georgia in 2012. She learned a lot from the court reporting firm she worked for. Julia gravitated more towards freelance work. The variety was exciting for her. Judge Albright, a superior court judge in Athens, Georgia, was a wonderful mentor to Julia and taught her a lot about how a courtroom works.
Mathew Call came into the captioning world in a roundabout way. His bachelor's degree was in Sociology from 2003 but I'd also studied Spanish and lived in Central America. While working as a Spanish/English interpreter, he went back to school for an A.A. degree in American Sign Language Interpreting. His youngest sister was born deaf so Mathew’s whole family used sign language and this seemed like a natural profession for him.
Łukasz Dutka is a live subtitler (live captioner), interpreter, audiovisual translator and expert in media accessibility. He works as a lecturer at the University of Warsaw, Poland, and sits on the Management Board of Dostepni.eu, a local accessibility services provider. Łukasz has been teaching courses on audiovisual translation, subtitling, subtitling for the Deaf and the hard-of-hearing, live subtitling, and conference interpreting at the University of Warsaw, Poland and several other universities across Poland and Lithuania.