Presented by: Michael Lockrey (Closed Captioning) and Alison Myers (Audio Description)

Local filmmakers are invited to take part in this educational and hands-on workshop led by two industry experts and targetted specifically for the screen media industry.

When:    10am until 5pm, Thursday 18th August
Where:   Cavanbah Room, Byron Bay Community Centre
Tickets:  Places are strictly limited, registrations will be essential.

Registrations are now open – please register below:


Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to check in.

Bring notepad and paper, and your own laptop to the workshop if possible.

There will be tea & coffee available for participants during the day. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch along and there will be the opportunity to purchase lunch locally at the designated break times.

This will be an Auslan-interpreted event and will also be filmed.


  •        Introduction to CC and AD
  •        What is it and why do we do it?
  •        What are the standards/guidelines?
  •        How is it done?
  •        The constraints for filmmaker
  •        Examples & analysis
  •        Practical exercises for the group
  •        Q&A
  •        Resources

About the presenters:

Michael Lockrey, B Bsc. Michael is a passionate advocate for correct captioning across all media. For 6 years he was Chairman of the Australian Communication Exchange, a not-for-profit organisation providing access for the deaf and hearing impaired through TTY and Captel.  As a profoundly deaf man,  Michael has developed an app, “nomoreCRAPTIONS” to easily transform Google’s auto-captions into correct close captions. He has won a national award for his advocacy work with captioning.

Alison Myers – Audio Description Manager at The SubStation, Sydney
After many years as a professional captioner, Alison branched out into audio description in 2008 and has been a passionate advocate ever since, seeking to expand its use, audience and accessibility in Australia. Whether providing Audio Description for cinema, DVD, internet or exhibitions, she is committed to ensuring her team delivers the best in the industry.

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