[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3577: Add Dictonary for Captioner on WordPress Events

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#3577: Add Dictonary for Captioner on WordPress Events
 Reporter:  Travel_girl  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
Component:  Handbooks    |   Keywords:
 At some WordPress Events there are transcribers who type what the speaker
 is saying on the stage. This allows people to also read what the speaker
 is saying. This makes the whole conference more accessible, especially for
 the hearing impaired and non native speakers.

 Currently speakers are asked to send their slides in advance, so that the
 captioners can prepare und understand the technical and WordPress terms
 which will be used in the talk.

 I chatted with the captioners to find out what I as a speaker could do to
 help them. They showed me, that they had created their own WordPress
 dictionary from the slides they had received from the speakers. They are
 also reusing this dictionary for future WordPress conferences and
 expanding on it with new words, that they get from further slides.

 The problem with this workflow is, that

 1. some speakers don't send the slides beforehand or don't have every
 technical word in the slides.
 2. Questions and last minute changes at the slides could include
 technical/WordPress specific words, which are not in the captionerĀ“s
 3. Sometimes they do not know how some technical written terms are
 pronounced (like i18n)

 Some examples for WordPress related words

 - Jetpack and other common plugins
 - i18n, A11y ... - the captioners don't know how this is spoken out
 - Aria, ....

 So I thought that we as the WordPress Community could help the
 transcriptioners by providing them an dictionary with WordPress related
 words, which their could use and import into their tool.

 I asked them if this would be helpful and they loved the idea. The good
 side would be that we could give this dictionary to the captioners at
 every WordPress conference which they can import into their tool.

 All they need is the terms and how the term is spoken. An excel sheet
 would be enough.

 To create this table I would suggest to make it like a Wiki, which is Open
 Source and could be extended from the community. But of course this should
 be discussed, what the best way would be, if we decide to realizing it.

 A starting point could be this Dictionary:


 Maybe we could start with a small table and than ask for feedback from the
 captioners to check, if this is a format their could use (the captioners
 from WordCamp London said, they would like to give us feedback). In this
 way we can make sure, that the format is correct, before we continue.

 The captioners doing an amazing job and having an big impact to make the
 WordCamps more accessible. I would love, if we could make their job more

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3577>
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