Many governments now provide both live- and on-demand meeting video webcasts — but the residents of San Antonio, Texas had a need for advanced accessibility.
The City of San Antonio, founded 300 years ago by a Spanish expedition from Mexico, is now the second-largest city in Texas. Nearly 42% of San Antonio residents speak Spanish at home; of those, almost 30% are not fluent in English. With over 70 public meetings per year, the City wanted to make sure they were providing those citizens the opportunity to engage with their local government.
- Multilingual Broadcast The City of San Antonio is able to broadcast live meetings simultaneously in English and Spanish.
- Searchable Captions Residents can search captions for key words spoken during the meeting.
- Equity Rewarded San Antonio received its 7th All-America City Award for the City’s work in promoting equity through inclusive civic engagement.