This is how closed captioning will work at GDC 2021
The organizers of this yr’s all-digital Sport Builders Convention have been working diligently to make sure this yr’s on-line occasion is accessible to attendees in want of audio lodging.
It goes with out saying then that mentioned organizers are happy to announce that at GDC 2021 all of the content material you possibly can entry will embrace closed captioning.
Since GDC 2021 will characteristic a mixture of reside and pre-recorded content material, we wished to take time at the moment to interrupt down for you precisely how closed captioning will perform, to be able to higher show you how to plan your occasion.
Right here’s a breakdown of every of our session sorts, and the way closed captioning will perform:
Pre-recorded classes: We’ve been working with audio system to pre-record a big chunk of our 400+ GDC 2021 talks prematurely. When these talks go reside on Swapcard, they may embrace English subtitles burned into the video.
Shortly after every speak finishes airing, attendees may have the flexibility to observe it once more (or catch it for the primary time, in the event that they missed the unique broadcast) with a brand new suite of closed caption choices. Whereas watching on-demand variations of talks, it is possible for you to to decide on between English, Japanese, Spanish, and Mandarin subtitles.
Reside classes: The GDC operations crew will probably be working to make sure that reside classes (together with Ask-Me-Something Periods, Hearth Chats, and GDC Podcast Reside!) will probably be live-captioned in English in actual time.
And similar to with pre-recorded talks, archived variations of those talks will embrace the choice to play English, Japanese, Spanish, or Mandarin for the remainder of the convention.
Attendees seeking to view these captions needs to be aware—due to the lengthy manufacturing time with reside classes, these captions will probably be out there 72 hours after the unique broadcast.
The GDC occasion platform will stay on-line after the occasion formally ends so that you’ve time to observe these captioned classes.
Zoom classes: Such as you, we’ve been getting used to utilizing Zoom during the last yr and a half. At GDC 2021, a variety of session sorts (Speaker Q&As, roundtables, and workshops) may have attendees take part over Zoom in the course of the convention.
Attendees who want closed captions will have the ability to use the automated closed caption perform in Zoom throughout these classes. Please ensure you have downloaded the newest model of Zoom.
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