ARLIS/NA Accessibility Edit-a-thon

Event Details

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Presently a small percentage of videos on ARLIS/NA’s Kaltura Channel have edited captions. A virtual edit-a-thon is being organized to improve the accuracy of the Society’s existing captions and make the process fun and easy for interested volunteers. Currently most recordings have captions that are approximately 80% accurate. With a few hours of editing, we can increase this accuracy to 100%.

To register for the edit-a-thon, complete this form and you’ll receive a Zoom link. It will take place virtually on Thursday, September 22nd from 3-7pm EST. This edit-a-thon is open to the public and participants are welcome to come and go as their schedule allows during the four hour period. It will begin with a short demo of how to edit and a brief presentation on why this work is important. Even if you miss the introduction, there will be volunteers on hand who can meet with you one-on-one to get you up to speed.

If you’re unable to attend the edit-a-thon event, you can still help with editing any time over through the end of 2022. To volunteer simply follow these steps:

  1. Select a caption file to edit from this spreadsheet. Enter your name and email in column A next to the recording you would like to edit.
  2. Download the .srt file in column D (“rawCaptionLink”)
  3. Open the .srt in a text editor like TextEdit (Mac) or Notepad (Windows)
  4. Play the media in Kaltura (link in column C) and edit any mistakes in the automatically generated transcript file. Do not change any timestamps in the transcript.
  5. Save file and email the edited file as an attachment to

If you have any questions about the event or editing files, please contact Meredith Hale, ARLIS/NA Commons Manager, at


Thanks to all of the individuals who have improved the accessibility of our content during this project to date:

  • Sarah Carter
  • Quinn Christie
  • Jessica Craig
  • Jane Darcovich
  • Kathy Evans
  • Hannah Fountain
  • Amy Furness
  • Patricia Gimenez
  • Beth Goodrich
  • Sara Hohn
  • Neila Koontz
  • Claire Larson
  • Courtenay McLeland
  • Alex Miller
  • Leigh Mosley
  • Maggie Murphy
  • Claire Payne
  • Christine Rosa
  • Michelle Rothrock
  • Emily Schmidt
  • Caetllonn Seadjwyc
  • Vanessa Viola