We've launched a series of free training videos to teach people working in arts and culture how to subtitle their own work and to understand the benefits and importance of subtitles.
As the UK's theatres, museums, and galleries continue to promote and release their work online, it is more important than ever to ensure that their work is accessible for d/Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences.
This free training, led by our Programme Systems Manager, Oliver Webster, will show you how subtitles work, talk you through the huge audience who use subtitles, and most importantly, 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.
As a charity, our income has been hugely affected by the lockdown, and though we are more than happy to offer this training for free, we are asking that anyone who is able to please donate what they can to help cover some of the costs for producing these videos. All donations 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, during and after the lockdown.
The videos are all available at www.stagetext.com/training and cover the following topics: