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49th world Intersteno congress - general and IPRS conferences


Sunday 14 July 2013
First IPRS session, 10:00-12:30. Chair: Rian Schwarz-van Poppel
10:00 - 10:30
Randel Raison (USA) The State of Electronic Reporting in the United States
10:30 - 11:00
Lorraine Sutherland (UK) From black art to black gown -- a postgraduate diploma in parliamentary reporting
11:00 - 11:30
Eero Voutilainen (speaker) (Finland) Rules of reporting: the principles of representing spoken discourse in the Records Office of the Finnish parliament
Maarit Peltola, Teuvo Räty & Niklas Varisto (co-authors) Rules of reporting: the principles of representing spoken discourse in the Records Office of the Finnish parliament
11:30 - 12:30
workshop about the last topic
Monday 15 July 2013
Second IPRS session, 16:00-18:30. Chair: Rian Schwarz-van Poppel
16:00 - 16:30
Ayse Yedekci (Turkey) (Turkey) The limits of the applicability of new technologies to parliamentary reporting services: the case of Turkish Parliament
16:30 - 17:30
Dominick M. Tursi (USA) Evolution of shorthand machines
17:30 - 18:00
Zoi Resta (Greece) The role of interpreters in communication
18:00 - 18:30
Herbert Houdijk and Matthijs Bakker (The Netherlands) VLOS vs 2:0, the next level in reporting

All speeches will be made available on podcast with subtitles in English. With the compliments of Pervoice, an Italian leader firm in subtitling equipments ( ) and the voluntary contribution of the members of OnA.I.R. Association ( Many thanks to Kymberly Turnage ( ) and Daniël Tuijnman for their voluntary activity of subtitling on site.



Tuesday 16 July 2013 - General conference, 9:00-17:30. Chair: Dr. Carlo Eugeni

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. Many thanks to Laura v.d. Zande, Peter Grondel, Willem Boersma, Henk-Jan Eras, Anja Stijnen, Wouter Zwijnenburg and the coordinator Marlene Rijkse.
Opening address by local and Intersteno authorities
Keynote prof. Y. Gambier: Readability and accessibility - challenges in processing and disseminating information today
REPORT ON IPRS MEETINGS by Rian Schwarz van Poppel

FIRST SESSION - Social Inclusion

Bouchra Alami (France) Accessibility at the French TV News - Live subtitling as a means to surf the information tsunami for the deaf
Guy Tummers (Belgium) Communication and information in multilingual bodies - the case of Benelux
Tatsuya Kawahara (Japan) Subtitling lecture videos with automatic speech recognition


Jorge Bravo(Argentina) Collecting the past to face the future: the present of the Argentine Congress library
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THIRD SESSION - Training and Practice

Alessandro Tescari (Italy) Facing tsunami bureaucracy - How to paste voice into a pdf file and sign it forever
Jim Cudahy (Usa) Hello, NCRA - The Oral History Project: Stenographers capturing personal stories
Laura Batani (Italy) Helping primary school students to face the keyboarding tsunami

Web session available before the conference day.

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prof. Waldir Cury (Brazil) The issue as to shorthand speed  
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L. Jan den Holder (The Netherlands) Summary reporting contributes to confronting the 'information tsunami'.  
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Fabrizio Gaetano Verruso (co-authors) Anna Maria Trombetti - Attilio Galimberti - Marina Armellini (Italy) Teaching shorthand on the web: An Italian example  
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Joel Snyder (USA) Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal  
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Zoi Resta (Greece) The role of interpreters in communication  
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Katalin Hajdicsné Dr Varga (Hungary) Teaching Typing with computer  
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