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Round 4 - Live Captioning For Open Source & Feelings

Sound Off is a non-profit (paperwork pending) that works to increase the access marginalized people in tech have to professional opportunities. Each month, Sound Off hosts a round of fundraising to support a worthy cause in technology.

This month, we’re raising money to live caption Open Source & Feelings 2016!

Open Source & Feelings has a thorough and unambiguous code of conduct, one of the best diversity statements we’ve seen from a conference, and an about page with everything from venue accessibility, to public transit, to tips about keeping safe while traveling to and from the conference. Everything about Open Source & Feelings communicates thoughtfulness, deliberateness, and listening to feedback.

The conference, hosted in Seattle, takes place on July 22nd & July 23rd. We’re happy to be helping them open up their event to the deaf and hard of hearing communities, as well as the many hearing attendees who benefit from live captioning.

Our fundraising goal for this round is $3300, the cost of live captioning plus payment processing fees. Once again, we’re using YouCaring as our fundraising platform. YouCaring is specifically built for charitable giving and does not charge a percentage fee on the money raised. This means that more of your donated amount will go to the cause. Should we raise more than our goal of $3300, the additional funds will be rolled over into our next fundraising campaign. As always, we’ll make an invoice publicly available after the event.

Donate now to help us live caption Open Source & Feelings 2016!