The Shubert Organization and Sound Associates provide breakthrough accessibility technology at 2018 INTIX Convention.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 24, 2018
Live Captioning (CART) Will Be Available at Every Session Provided by a Partnership Between Total Caption and GalaPro
The Shubert Organization and Sound Associates are proud sponsors of accessibility services at the 39th Annual International Ticketing Association (INTIX) Conference, January 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2018, at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel.
The live captioning service, CART, and GalaPro, a new app for IOS and Android devices, are available for the duration of the conference. GalaPro provides on-demand assistive listening, audio description, and closed captioning, delivered via personal smart phones and tablets.
“INTIX is thrilled to have this level of accessibility technology at the 39th Annual Conference & Exhibition,” said Maureen Andersen, President and CEO of INTIX. “Making live events accessible for every guest in every possible way is vitally important. It increases attendee engagement and ensures that people of all ages and abilities feel welcome. In addition, it helps ensure that entertainment organizations are meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, UK accessibility laws or similar laws in their own communities.”
The GalaPro App provides a seamless interface for all services. The breakthrough technology is the result of a partnership between The Shubert Organization’s technical team and the Tel Aviv startup company, GalaPrompter.
GalaPro is uniquely designed to provide services that enhance the experience of users without disturbing other patrons through features such as black screen and headset-only audio.
Shubert Vice President David Andrews stated, “GalaPro is a game changer which is currently available in most theatres on Broadway. The exciting new technology can be implemented across a wide range of venues in locations around the world.”
Mr. Andrews, and Kyle Wright, Director of Digital Services, are in attendance at INTIX on behalf of The Shubert Organization.
About The Shubert Organization
The Shubert Organization is Broadway's largest theatre owner and operator, with 17 Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues. Since its founding in 1900, The Shubert Organization has been in the forefront of the American theatre, producing and co-producing hundreds of well-known and critically acclaimed Broadway plays and musicals.
Gala Prompter is an Israel based startup company founded in June 2015, by Dr. Elena Litsyn and Hagai Pipko. GalaPrompter was born of the idea that live shows should be an experience anyone can enjoy, and since its inception has been working make shows accessible, believing that culture and entertainment are the core of our communities.
The International Ticketing Association (INTIX) is a non-profit membership organization that connects entertainment professionals with the education, visionary thinking, innovation, tools and relationships they need to ignite and sustain success while delivering optimal customer experiences. The diverse and inclusive community is comprised of more than 1,000 members who work in ticketing, technology, marketing, fundraising, finance and sales across arts, sports and entertainment as well as a full range of public venues and institutions. INTIX members represent organizations from across the United States, Canada and 25 countries around the world. Learn more at INTIX.org.
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