One good imperative to come from online events, meetings, performances and conferences precipitated by the Covid pandemic is the recognition that accessibility online is not only respectful and supremely possible but opens doors to previously excluded audiences.
Audiences as entire communities. Communities have cohesive dialogue. Provision before attendance must be in balance.
Closed Captions are the most prevalent support for access. Attention for the provision need the allocation of resources and time.
For real time transcription and subtitles I use Otter. For captioning I have discovered Zubtitles. Brilliant. Styled and baked onto videos or generate srt files slit timed to perfection to upload to video hosting.
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Yes it’s true captions enable videos to be watch on mute but for those needing the facility for access it’s an overture of equality. It’s an even playing field.
I have started including voicing readings of the newsletters I produce for Equity’s Online Branch. I will include them in my own.
I would like to learn British Sign Language too. I am looking to establish connection to include sign interpretation on projects in the future. It’s only with these provision supports in place can the communities participate with ease.