ProtestAccess: Social Justice for All
ProtestAccess (PA) is a volunteer collective focused on Black Lives Matter and social justice related content on social media. We provide captioning, transcription, and visual descriptions as requested by online communities:
- Hard of Hearing (HoH)
- Blind and Visually Impaired
- English language learners
Justice and accessibility are inextricably linked. We are committed to making the largest social and cultural movement of our lifetime accessible. Our volunteers are working to make it easier for everyone to engage in these discussions.
Beginning as a small group of volunteers, we've quickly grown to over 200 volunteers from all over the world. We caption, transcribe, and visually describe content. About 20 of those volunteers focus on operations.
We receive anywhere from 20 to 200 requests a week, and on average, publishes 8 videos a day. As of September 2020, we have provided access for nearly 700 pieces of content, including over 40 hours of video.
To continue to provide these essential services, we've set a goal of raising $5,000. These funds would enable us to:
- maintain an official website
- increase internal video storage
- buy paid project management and logistics tools
For all the details, including how to donate, and share, visit our GoFundMe campaign.
We are always in need of more volunteers in each of our content execution roles:
- Visual Support
- Video preparation
We process new applications daily to make on-boarding as quick and smooth as possible. We also add motivated and involved volunteers to our organizing team as the need arises. If you want to volunteer with us, please fill out this application form.
If you have any questions about volunteering, send us an email.