- IAAP: How to Produce a Livestreaming Event. May 21st at 11am (ET).
How to Produce a Livestreaming Event (that is Accessible, Green, and Open Source).
This webinar will introduce accessibility techniques and approaches to help livestream event producers plan and design their virtual, hybrid, or in-person events that get broadcasted.
We will look at examples of different types of livestreams, basic equipment and software that’s needed, and how to manage human-written live captions and sign language interpretation.
In addition to accessibility, this webinar will touch on low-carbon producing as well as using commons-based, open-source software for livestreaming.
Vijay Mathew (he/him) is the Cultural Strategist and Co-Founder of HowlRound Theatre Commons founded in 2011 and based at Emerson College, Boston. He is also the Accessibility Producer of Black Heart, a BIPOC worker-owned cooperative agency specializing in digital communications for progressive organizations and collectives.
In the past decade, Vijay has helped facilitate the solidarity economy characteristics of HowlRound Theatre Commons’ current project design—all within a mainstream educational and arts institution. Through this work, he has contributed to building the organizational capacity for several hundred nonprofit organizations worldwide to livestream their conferences, panel discussions, and performances—with an emphasis on how organizations can prioritize accessibility, inclusion, and degrowth principles in digital work. When using internet technologies, he is passionate about the intersections of accessibility, inclusion, social change, and low-energy, regenerative futures. All of his work in these areas has been informed by solidarity economics and social-justice values.
Vijay has a MFA degree from New School University in Theatre and Directing and a BA in Media Studies from University of Chicago. In the accessibility field, he has earned the IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) credential (2023).
During this webinar you’ll learn about:
- What resources (staff, equipment, software) you need to organize a livestream event
- How to plan and provide for accessibility features such as sign language and human-written live captions for your livestreams
- Low carbon producing and open source software
Registration details here: Livestreaming webinar.
Once we have received your email address, we will send you the Commitment to review and return to us to indicate your intention to work towards making communications accessible for all.