As Well as Exposing the Wide Gap in Captioning, We Also Celebrate the Efforts of Those who are Determined to Close it.
The New Zealand Captioning Working Group are holding the annual National Captioning Awards at the end of November and we need your help with nominations please.
The Captioning Awards have been established to celebrate and recognise the work that individuals and organisations in New Zealand have done to increase accessibility with captions across multiple environments.
Use this quick survey to make your nominations and make any additional comments about captioning in New Zealand too. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015CaptioningAwardsNominations
You can see who won previous awards here:
[Image Description: 2014 Captioning Award Winners Tony Eaton (NZ Screen Association), Heartland Bank Representative, New Zealand Police Representative, Wendy Youens (Able Captioning Trust) holding floral bouquets & framed pictures celebrating their awards at the 2014 National Captioning Awards 28 November 2014.]
The New Zealand Captioning Working Group
PS Don’t forget to sign & share the captioning petition:
Advertising Industry Award
For a company that significantly contributed to the improvement of captioning in advertisements.
Broadcasting Industry Award
A company that significantly contributed to the improvement of Television and Film captioning.
Recognising an individual who has personally campaigned to improve captioning services.
Telecommunications and Internet Award
Recognising one individual or company that significantly contributed to the captioning of telecommunications and or the internet.
This is an overall award that is given to recognise an outstanding contribution over the previous 12 months.
The New Zealand Captioning Working Group is a collaboration between Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, The Hearing Association New Zealand and The National Foundation for the Deaf.