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Intro to Captioning

Captioning makes our art accessible to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Open and Closed Captioning can be presented via a variety of platforms to offer a text translation of auditory elements such as dialogue, sound effects and music.

Focusing on theatrical captioning, including concepts and themes that apply to any cultural environment, this workshop will:

  • present a survey of captioning options currently utilized in Chicago
  • define elements and standards that facilitate the best patron experience
  • provide instruction and best practices for implementing a captioning program at your organization, including the creation of cost-effective DIY solutions


  • Evan Hatfield
  • Monty Cole
  • Matt Bivins
  • Aaron Aptaker
  • Rachel Arfa


Intro to Captioning