Category Archives: Event

Live Captioning Access at Public Events and Conferences

Two screens near stage - one showing captions and another showing slides

I have been attending various mainstream events and conferences (both free and paid) for many years as well as presenting at them and am very thankful for organizers who are willing to make their events accessible via live captioning or sign language interpreting or both (depending on type of an event) based on my consultation and recommendation. Sadly, I (like many other deaf and hard of hearing people) also face frustrations with the lack of communication access at many other events whose organizers don’t understand about importance of full and equal access for us.

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Spring Awakening – Pros and Cons of Broadway Plays in ASL

Theater entrance for Spring Awakening play

Happy New Year! I wanted to start the new year with an article about Spring Awakening, a Broadway play in ASL (American Sign Language), directed by Deaf West. They also directed another play on Broadway back in 2003, Big River. Deaf actors work with hearing actors who voice for them for hearing audience. I have seen both plays and found them amazing. The best part is choreography, lighting, props, dancing, and acting.

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Sochi Olympics and Paralympics 2014 and Captioning

Time flew really fast after London Summer 2012 Olympics, and just recently Winter Olympics in Sochi were over with Paralympics happening there now. I discussed accessibility of London Olympics and Paralympics, and now I would like to discuss accessibility of the Sochi Games.

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