Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Below is some important information about the sessions today.

In order to watch the live sessions, you will need to have registered for the conference by Saturday, July 30th. You will receive an email that has a link to the WebEx session. Follow that link, sign in to WebEx (using your name and email address), and the presentation will unfold.

Note: Each live session is a different WebEx event. This means you’ll need to leave the Zdenek Keynote and follow a different link for the International Activism Panel. You should receive a different notification email for each event. We understand this may result in you having multiple emails from us, and for that we apologize. At this time, this was the best solution we identified for an online, free conference.

We have alternated most live and video panels to try and provide adequate time and spacing between the different formats and presentations.

Anyone is welcome to participate and engage with the pre-recorded video presentations. We have embedded each of the videos for today below. During the time allotted, we encourage attendees to watch the video and discuss the video and content on Twitter. Please use the hashtag #Caption16.

ACCESS During the Conference


CART for sessions will be embedded within the livestreamed WebEx Event. To support additional access to CART on multiple devices, we are also streaming CART text to an external site.

CART text will be streamed to this address unless otherwise noted for each session. https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CaptionStudies

All CART has been donated by Strada Communications.


ASL interpreters are present only for sessions where one or several speakers use ASL. For this conference, that will be the Captioning Activism panel and the Captioning Research panel.

All ASL Interpreting has been donated by Strada Communications.

Closed Captions for Video

Closed captions have been provided for all pre-recorded video sessions.

All Closed captions have been donated by Strada Communications.

Due to some issues with embedding YouTube videos in this instance of WordPress, we have provided links to the videos on YouTube.

Documents and Handouts

Some speakers and presenters have opted to provide additional handouts or materials for reference during or after their presentation. While we have encouraged presenters to ensure the accessibility of these documents and that they play well with screen readers, we have not been able to vet or convert each of the individual documents.

Schedule Below

Each item below follows the same format

  • Time
  • Presenter
  • Documents and/or pre-recorded video
  • Twitter contact information

All times PDT. For specific details about each presenter, please refer to the Presenters’ page.

If you are engaging on Twitter, please use the hashtag #Caption16 for the conference. Individual presenters who have elected to have additional hashtags have indicated them below.

12-12:10 pm: Live: Welcome Back!

#Caption16 Conference Coordinator GZ (Gregory Zobel) welcomes you back to the conference with a short presentation on conference goals and outcomes.

This version is an open captioned video provided and created by Strada.

This YouTube version has the transcript and the video that I put online at YouTube.

You can reach GZ at: @drgbz and @captionstudies.

12:15-1 pm: Pre-Recorded:  Broadcast & CART Captioning

Darlene Parker of the NCRA provided the presentation. Upon her request, we have removed the video.

1:15-2:15 pm: Live: Strada Presentation

Chanel, founder of Strada, presents on captioning.

2:30-3:30 pm: Pre-recorded: My Captioning Journey

Svetlana Kouznetsova presents on her captioning journey. Here is a link to the videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV_8-joegxw . The video will show as available on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016.

Sveta on Twitter: @svknyc

Please note: this recording will be taken down during late August 2016.

The content of this video is the property of Svetlana Kouznetsova. Caption Studies 16 has been granted permission to promote and share the video as part of their online conference in 2016. Strada Communication has provided captions to the Caption Studies 16 conference for this video. All copyrights are retained by Svetlana Kouznetsova. Per the copyright holder’s request, the video is not to be used in classes, trainings, or excerpted without prior permission. 

3:45-4:45: Pre-recorded: Captioning Literacy Narratives

Several of the presenters, Louann and Heather, have agreed to participate in the Twitter chat during this time. Join them!

Link to the video on YouTubehttps://youtu.be/WMXcNvR-7tA

Please note: approximately the last two minutes the captions are out of synch with the video. This is due to a last minute editing of the video; we did not notice until the day before the conference. Please know that this is our responsibility and not that of the captioners–we forgot to adjust the timing tracks. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. We know how frustrating out of synch captions can be.
This will be fixed.

5-6 pm: Live: Caption Studies: Research questions for the field

Dr. Katie Linder hosts this live discussion of research topics in Caption Studies with Sean Zdenek, Nicole Snell, and Janine Butler.

Here is a link to the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gSgRNbkb8a4