Every word counts

Digital Subtitling Training

This free training, led by our Programmes Systems Manager, Oliver Webster, will show you how subtitles work, talk you through the huge audience who use subtitles, and show you step-by-step how to start producing subtitles on YouTube's free platform.
 
The training is divided into six sections. It's important to watch each section to fully understand, not just how to start subtitling, but why they're so important and how to make them fully accessible for d/Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences.
 

As a charity our income has been hugely affected by the lockdown. We are more than happy to offer this training for free, but if you are able to donate and help cover some of the costs for producing these videos, it would go a long way to ensuring we can continue to provide access to the 11 million of us in the UK who are d/Deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing.

 

Use the links below to start our training

 
 

1) Who Benefits from Subtitles?


In the first session you will learn about your d/Deaf audiences, we'll talk you through the size of this audience and give you a grounding in d/Deaf awareness.

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2) What are the benefits of subtitles?

Expanding on your d/Deaf awareness here we will look and what other audiences benefit from subtitles and how you could be reaching more people than you think.

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3) How are people using subtitles?

People often use subtitles for reasons other than d/Deaf access. Learn how we're using subtitles in our everyday lives and how subtitles can help grow your audience and your engagement.

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4) Using subtitles within your organisation


Discover the best ways to embed access across your organisation.


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5) Subtitling best practice

Learn the dos and don'ts of access and how to format your subtitles.

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6) Step-by-step subtitling

Follow along as we show you how to start subtitling your own content.

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Resources mentioned in these training sessions are available for download at www.stagetext.org/digital-resources.

If you have any questions about this training please feel free to contact Oliver Webster at oliver@stagetext.org.

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