[technology taskforce] Real Time Captioning-Pilot Study has been funded
gordontc at look.ca
Fri May 1 14:02:22 UTC 2015
Well done, Judith. Very well done!
Making them pay attention was a victory in itself, but this . . . !
On Thu, 2015-04-30 at 15:08 -0400, Judith Hellerstein wrote:
> Dear Technology Task Force Working Group Members,
> I wanted to report the great news that the Special Budget Request that I put in
> has been approved and funded by the ICANN Board. This is really great news!!
> While they did not give us everything we asked for. We had requested a one year
> pilot with a review after 6 months. Instead the board approved a 6 month pilot
> with a review after 3 months to determine viability. The goal will be at least
> three calls/meetings per month to determine viability.
> The Pilot will begin October 2015. Also good news is that ICANN has recognized
> that this is not just an ALAC need but a core need for all. It is great that
> ICANN has recognized the value of captioning technology during meeting support
> efforts. I will be working with Heidi Ulrich and other staff to figure out how
> to structure the pilot. Those who are interested in working on creating the
> pilot, please feel free to email me.
> When I have more information I will send another email out but just wanted to
> let everyone know this great news.
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