News and Documents


Global Alliance Update – July

From the Chair I hope this newsletter finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and doing well as we all continue to learn how to live, work and thrive during this pandemic. Thank you for taking the time to get caught up on what...

July 27, 2020
Global Alliance Update

From the Chair I hope this newsletter finds you and your family safe and healthy during these difficult, emotional and uncertain times. To keep you updated, here are some highlights of recent Global Alliance activity. Over the last two months, the Global

June 12, 2020
Global Alliance Update

From the Chair As we all enter the second month of staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever we realize how much we need each other. Whether it’s meeting in person for coffee or for lunch, or a group happy hour...

April 16, 2020
FCC Rules on Televised Emergency Information

On March 13, 2020, a national emergency was declared concerning the coronavirus outbreak.  The FCC has rules requiring televised emergency information to be accessible.  See the below links for some helpful resources about accessible televised emergency

March 31, 2020
March 30, 2020 News Letter

From the Chair I hope this newsletter finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe in the comfort of your homes. While we are all doing our best to adjust to the new normal of working from home — practicing social distancing and relying...

March 30, 2020
Captioning and COVID-19

From the Chair As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to impact everyone around the globe, we hope you’re all staying safe, healthy and taking all necessary steps. In the last few days, there has been an immediate impact and tremendous increase in re

March 13, 2020
Enough cheerleading – Time to get to work.

From the Chair On behalf of everyone here at the Global Alliance, we hope you had a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. We are thankful for you, our members and supporters, and your commitment to the Global Alliance’s vision and mission. Our Boa

December 6, 2019
General Membership is OPEN!

From the Chair This Veterans Day and throughout the year, the Global Alliance is helping raise the bar for captioning quality and accessibility for the 1.79 million veterans who have hearing loss. On behalf of the Global Alliance, I want to recognize our

November 13, 2019
We have been busy!

From the Chair Patience, persistence and participation – these are the three P’s that have guided the Global Alliance since we launched in early August. I’m excited to tell you that our patience, persistence and participation are paying off! Patienc

October 22, 2019
We’re Making Connections

From the Chair Summer has officially ended, and that means fall is in the air for some of us and change is coming. The leaves change and then drop, the air becomes cooler and the sun sets a bit earlier each day. Change isn’t always...

September 27, 2019

The Global Alliance is excited to announce we will be supporting the Hearing Loss Association of America’s Walk4Hearing.  We will be partnering with HLAA this fall by being a sponsor and having teams in three cities. Did you know that the Walk4Hearing

September 4, 2019
Who does the Global Alliance support?

From the Chair The Global Alliance is entering its fifth week, and we are excited by the continued strong interest and support we have received. Any organization is only as strong as its members. The diversity of our membership will elevate the Global All

September 4, 2019
You spoke. We listened. What changed?

From the Chair It is Week Four for the Global Alliance, and we have all been super busy! We know how busy you are, and we appreciate your taking the time to read our newsletter.Last week we heard from some of you regarding our Founding...

August 27, 2019
Who can be a member of a committee?

From the Chair Welcome to the second edition of the Global Alliance of Speech-to-Text Captioning newsletter. Since our launch, we have been contacted by captioners, consumers, consumer advocacy groups, educators, and industry representatives from North Am

August 20, 2019
News from the Global Alliance Board of Directors

From the Chair Welcome to the first edition of the Global Alliance of Speech-to-Text Captioning newsletter! Thank you for signing up to receive our newsletter and thank you for your support. This has been a whirlwind week for the Global Alliance. Our laun

August 13, 2019

Meet & Greet

Meet & Greet with Bea Lyons

Meet Founding Member Bea Lyons and learn why quality captions are so important! Hearing loss is known as the invisible disability. Be like Bea and help us advocate for quality captioning! Sign up as a member today If you’re having trouble viewing ch

July 9, 2020
Meet Board Member Nomination: Michele Michaels

  Michele Michaels, B.A., CPM, is the Hard of Hearing Program Manager for the State of Arizona at the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH). In her role at ACDHH she manages the Hard of Hearing Program with 2 team membe

January 17, 2020
Meet Board Member Nomination: Sue Sanossian

Sue is the company secretary for Ai-Media (Access Innovation Media).  In this role, she helps drive the vision to make every piece of content accessible to every person.  Helping run a multi-million dollar global group of companies which is focused on p

January 14, 2020
Meet Board Member Nomination: Christine Ales

Christine is a voice writer with 15 years of captioning experience.  As the owner of VoicePlus, LLC, she developed CapPlus, an online training course, and has successfully trained approximately 50 voice writers, along with her co-instructor, Jodie Casal.

January 13, 2020
Meet Board Member Nomination: Ken Frommert

Ken Frommert has been President of ENCO since 2017 after a successful multi-year run as General Manager. Ken has grown ENCO’s vision from a leading radio automation supplier to a multi-faceted international manufacturer for broadcast and AV systems, inc

January 9, 2020
Meet Board Member Nomination: Pablo Romero Fresco

Pablo Romero Fresco is Ramón y Cajal researcher at Universidade de Vigo (Spain) and Honorary Professor of Translation and Filmmaking at the University of Roehampton (London, UK). He is the author of the books Subtitling through Speech Recognition: Respea

January 7, 2020


Guidelines for Captioning Services

PURPOSE OF DOCUMENT: This document will aid caption consumers and those requesting captioning services to: understand the various forms and methods of captioning choose the appropriate method of captioning for an event request appropriate caption display

March 3, 2020
Potential Global Alliance Committees

  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

February 4, 2020