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 veterans and their families for their sacrifices and for all they do to protect us at home and abroad. Thank you for your service!
On October 31 we wrapped up our Founding Members Campaign. We are excited that eight new Founding Members joined us during the final days of this campaign, including our first industry corporate Founding Member! Thank you to all those who contributed as Founding Members. Your tremendous support and generosity are key to helping us achieve our vision of “Universal Accessibility to the Spoken Word Via All Forms of Captioning.”
On November 1 we opened general membership. Those who have joined, we thank you. Your membership shows your support, not only for the Global Alliance and its vision and mission, but also for high-quality captioning. If you are yet to join, what are you waiting for? We need your support, your input and your involvement. Click here to join today!
During the month of November, we are working hard to increase general membership, to fill our four remaining Board seats, and to create two new committees. Any member who would like to be considered for one of the four remaining Board seats should contact us ASAP. We will begin interviews soon, and we will fill those Board seats by the end of December. Our Testing and Certification Committee will be formed from general membership, drawing on the diversity – which is the strength – of the Global Alliance membership. Finally, we will form a committee to create written guidelines to be used by consumers and those who request captioning services. These guidelines will be the go-to resource when choosing the best form of captioning for any event.
Have you visited our website lately? We encourage you to visit our Brick Road to High Standards of Quality Captioning here where we recognize early supporters of the Global Alliance. Also, be sure to click on the News and Documents tab to view our business plan, bylaws, charter document, recent Captioning All Hands video chat and past newsletters. If you have questions that aren’t answered by our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. Email us at [email protected]; call or text us at 202-969-8818; or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Thank you for your support of the Global Alliance and high-quality captioning. We can’t do this without you. Join us today!
New Founding Members
Kimberly Shea – Premier/Contributor
Carrie Logback – Partner
Deanna Baker – Supporter
Matthew Call – Supporter
Tanya English – Supporter
Michele Michaels – Supporter
Karen Skow – SupporterThank you for being a Founding Member!
Walk4Hearing – Phoenix
(Congratulations to Linda for winning a FREE membership in the raffle).