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Now Accepting Board Applications

Interested in gaining non-profit experience? Looking for ways to become more involved in the speech-to-text community? ATSP is looking to expand and diversify its Board as we continue our mission to establish best practices, providing training and advocacy for service providers. We are looking for committed individuals who enjoy working collaboratively and creatively as part of a team. We are especially interested in applications from members of the C-Print community, and professionals with marketing degrees or backgrounds. Board members officially meet for 1-2 hours, once or twice a month online. In addition to meetings, additional time can be expected for internal emails, communicating with working committees, and advancing special projects. Meeting accommodations are provided as needed.

Read the full job description. (PDF).

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to info@atspnetwork.com.
 
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Behind the Scenes

Code of Conduct Update

ATSP's Board has taken on the final stages of drafting and revision for the upcoming ATSP Code of Conduct with the help of outside readers Ann Marie Kuntz (Manager of Real-time Captioning and Notetaking Services at Rochester Institute of Technology) and Sue Stella (Assistant Manager of Real-time Captioning and Notetaking Services at Rochester Institute of Technology). This project remains on schedule for the New Year, at which time it will be open for a period of public comment through the ATSP newsletter before it is finalized. The Code of Conduct's purpose is to illustrate consistent guidelines to help guide, support, and educate speech-to-text providers and consumers, so that they can make informed decisions in their respective roles.
 
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Text Interpreting Wikipedia Article

Often, consumers want to know the difference between meaning-for-meaning services and verbatim services. ATSP’s Education Committee has been working on the creation of a Wikipedia entry to describe the different types of meaning-for-meaning services, including information on how they are provided. This article introduces the reader to the types of text interpreting and discusses the different modalities through which it can be provided. Currently, after receiving feedback from the Wikipedia team, we are in the process of selecting the best articles to which we can add this information about the field of speech-to-text service provision.
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Trending

Amazon Smile

This holiday season, support ATSP when you purchase gifts and other items on Amazon! Through the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
To activate this feature, all you need to do is log in to AmazonSmile, using your regular Amazon credentials. During your first visit, select ATSP as your charity of choice. From then on, every time you go to AmazonSmile to shop for the same great products that you normally purchase, a donation will be made to ATSP.
There are no separate accounts, no hidden fees, and no restrictions on your shopping. So sign up today! 
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Calling all Members

Recruiting Volunteer Bloggers

If you enjoy writing and following the current trends and events in the Speech-to-Text and Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities, then ATSP is interested in hearing from you! We are looking for talented writers to blog for us, and we are interested in posts covering a variety of interesting and informative subjects in the field. For more information, to gain valuable professional writing experience, or to pitch us your most passionate and creative idea, please contact us at info@atspnetwork.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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