Caption Editing Courses
The syllabus for an introductory course and an advanced follow-up is now available to be taught in post-secondary programs in film, TV, and media production, particularly those offering an accessibility stream.
Please contact me for a meeting to discuss how these courses will give students the specialized skills that they'll need (beyond facility with captioning/subtitling software) to adhere to the standards being legislated for accessibility.
I'll next be speaking at:
Society for Editors and Proofreaders Conference, Birmingham, UK, September 14–16, 2019
#allyTO CONFERENCE October 15–16, 2018, Telus Digital, 25 York St., Toronto
I'll be speaking about why caption editing is so important for accessibility for Deaf/HoH folks and all users of captions—as well as sharing some tips. Looking forward to the other speakers, too!
More info about the speaker lineup here: http://conf.a11yto.com/speakers
ReelAbilities Film Festival June 4, 2018, Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC
INDUSTRY WORKSHOP, ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto Closing Night
Presented by Festival Sponsor Accessible Media Inc., RAFFTO presents the second annual industry-focused workshop on production of accessible tech, through Audio Description and captioning practices.
Click on the links below for interviews to date:
On Andreea Dermigian's podcast on accessibility about the Reel Words Award for Excellence in Captioning I've launched, available for independent, emerging, and student filmmakers to submit to by January 31, 2019. This Easy A11y episode covers some of the award's highlights and its rationale. Transcript at link.
With Matt Galloway on CBC Radio 1's Metro Morning program about D/deaf accessibility in Toronto cinemas:
Click on one of the following transcript versions:
Got creative film students or reticent corporate folks balking at adding subtitles or captions to visuals?
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