Thursday, October 29, 2015

Intro to Captioning: The Who, What, Where, When, Why & How (not necessarily in that order)

Wednesday, November 18 at 3PM - 5:30PM
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted. St. Chicago

Presented by CCAC and the League of Chicago Theatres

Captioning makes our art accessible to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Open and Closed Captioning can be presented via a variety of platforms to offer a text translation of auditory elements such as dialogue, sound effects and music.

Focusing on theatrical captioning, including concepts and themes that apply to any cultural environment, this workshop will:
-present a survey of captioning options currently utilized in Chicago
-define elements and standards that facilitate the best patron experience
-provide instruction and best practices for implementing a captioning program at your organization, including the creation of cost-effective DIY solutions

Who Should Attend
CCAC programs are always free of charge and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.
For this program, we recommend:
-mid-level cultural administrators from museums, theaters, zoos, gardens and other cultural spaces
-those who officially (or unofficially) are responsible for accessibility at your organization

Parking & Transportation
Complimentary parking. Close to North/Clybourn Red Line and #8 and #72 buses.

The event space is accessible to wheelchair-users and visitors who need to avoid stairs.

Open Captioning and Assistive Listening Devices will be available.

For further accessibility information or to request additional accommodations, please contact or call Lynn Walsh at 708-921-1980. We kindly request 2 weeks notice for other accommodations.

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