November 9, 2021
Community Workshop: Captioning, Transcription and Non-Auditory Access
Hosted by grunt gallery
Registration is open for our upcoming captioning, transcription and non-auditory access workshop on November 9th, 6:30—9pm PDT, with Sparkle Plenty and Kay Slater. This workshop is aimed towards performers, dancers and festival events.
Our series of free workshops is designed to help arts organizations, artists and community creators take a tangible first step towards building accessibility into their practices. By outlining best practices (and identifying the pros and cons of available auto-generated captioning services), and inviting participants to learn the basics of captioning and transcription for live and pre-recorded material, we invest in a baseline standard for access as well as a shared and shareable knowledge base.
Sparkle Plenty (she/her) is Cree with mixed heritage who lives and works on the stolen territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Wahtuth people known as 'Vancouver'. She has worked in many arts organizations as a communications professional, programmer, facilitator, and performance artist. She is a convening member of the Virago Nation Indigenous Arts Society, where she produces and performs in shows and workshops with the mission to reclaim Indigenous sexuality from the toxic effects of colonization. She has been invited to perform and share her decolonial point of view for arts events including the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Talking Stick Festival, TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival as well as numerous other arts festivals.
The workshop will be presented on Zoom with live captions by otter.ai.