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April 15, 2021 | Back to News and Documents

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From the Chair
I hope this newsletter finds you all doing well.
May 12 is our next Board meeting. This is the last Board meeting before the end of terms for all four of our Officers. While I will remain for one more year, as Immediate Past Chair, nominations are open for the remaining Officer positions – Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. The Chair and Chair-Elect positions, according to our bylaws, must be filled by a current Board member, but the other positions are open to all. Should an existing Board member move into an Officer’s position, that vacant Board seat will need to be filled. If you’re interested in a Board position, please let us know by emailing us. If you’d like to nominate a Global Alliance member, please let us know.
We need your involvement! These vacant positions need to be filled by members who are committed to keeping us moving forward, particularly continuing the work to create an assessment and certification program. If you are currently a Board member, please consider moving up into an Officer’s position. If you’re not on our Board, use the nomination form and get involved. We need you!
What a difference a year makes! This time last year, we were just beginning our new normal as COVID took control of our daily lives. Beginning in April, and for two months, the Global Alliance partnered with the Clear2Connect Coalition to host a series of Virtual Social Gatherings which allowed our members and nonmembers to gather in a safe and welcoming environment and share how to cope and thrive as the rules kept changing. Today we have vaccines available for all, and there is a good chance we will all return very soon to something resembling our old lives. Please continue to stay safe and stay healthy!
Global Alliance Webinar Series 2020-2021
You don’t want to miss our final webinar in this series. Register today! 
April 29, 2021
5:30-7:00pm Eastern Time 
"Voice Captioning for Educators, Students & Professionals"
Moderator:
Julia Emerson, Voice Captioner, Global Alliance Member (USA)
Panelists:
Christine Ales, Voice Captioner, Global Alliance Secretary (USA)
Mathew Call, Voice Captioner, Global Alliance Member (USA)
Nikki Hare, Voice Captioner, Global Alliance Director (USA)
Lukasz Dutka, Voice Captioner, Global Alliance Director (Poland)
 
Our Webinar Series has presented on topics of interest to steno and voice captioners as well as consumers. We have now presented the first five webinars in our six-part series:
  • "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”
All five webinars are available to purchase and view on demand,
with open captions! 
We are grateful to our sponsors who help make this series possible. We could not do this without your support. Thank you!

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

GOLD SPONSOR

 

 
SILVER SPONSOR




BRONZE SPONSORS


Accessibility Sponsor


Registration Sponsor
 
In-Kind Sponsor
StreamText.net for donating streaming time

Support the Mission!

We are seeking sponsorship for the Global Alliance. If you know of someone you think would be interested in helping us to achieve or vision and fulfill our mission, please let us know and we’ll get in touch!
 

Why should I be a member?

Don’t forget to take advantage of a new feature of our website! Our Find a Captioning Service Provider tab now includes the method or form of captioning a member provides, as well as a link to the member’s website. Members, be sure to visit our website and update your profile to add these new features!  Job opportunities await.

Did you know?

 
  
 
Global Alliance members span the globe. Our members come from: 
Argentina, Australia, Canada, Poland, Spain, and the United States.
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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