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Congress Allocates $5.75 Million to Train Captioners

Congress Allocates $5.75 Million to Train Captioners Editor: Congress has just allocated nearly $6 million to assist schools in the training of captioners. Being located on the West Coast, I was very disappointed to discover that nearly all the schools are in the east. However, the same day I read this press release, we got an email from a local ...

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NCRA Develops New Certifications for CART and Captioning

NCRA Develops New Certifications for CART and Captioning Editor: You probably know the NCRA for its ongoing work to ensure quality captioning for people with hearing loss. They have just added another tool to their repertoire – national certification tests for both television captioners and CART providers. Here’s the press release. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Vienna, VA, October 10, 2003) – The National ...

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VoiceWriting Offers Captioning Alternative

VoiceWriting Offers Captioning Alternative My wife and I recently agreed to teach a computer class for hard of hearing and late deafened people. Our budget is essentially zero, so hiring a CART writer was out of the question. After some sighing and head scratching, I remembered a voice recognition program I had experimented with a year or so ago. I ...

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CART and Captioning – Part 1

CART and Captioning – Part 1 Editor: I saw this article on Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and Captioning online and I emailed the author for permission to reproduce it. Tamar Clarke generously consented. ~~~~ INTRODUCTION Some people become extremely excited about the possibility and use of CART. Why is this so exciting? We thought that it would be beneficial ...

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Remote Captioning

Remote Captioning October 2000 – One of the really exciting new technologies is Remote Captioning, which offers the ability for a captionist to provide captioning without physically being in the same location as the client. One of the first such capabilities is Ultratec’s Instant Captioning. October 2003 – Here’s a very interesting report on remote captioning from the 2003 ALDA ...

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Live Theater Captioning

Live Theater Captioning We’re getting pretty used to seeing television programming captioned, and most of us have attended a captioned movie. CapTel users have become accustomed to having their telephone conversations captioned! And now we’re starting to see captioning for live theater! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C2N2t Lists Live Theater Performances with Captioning – I was actually surprised to learn how many captioned ...

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Internet captioning for people with hearing loss

Internet captioning for people with hearing loss Captioning on the Internet? Believe it or not, it will soon be required if people with hearing loss are to have full access to the World Wide Web. That’s because transmitting sound over the internet is becoming increasingly easy. Read all about the plans to add sound to the Internet and why you ...

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CART

CART Communications Access Real Time (CART) is a system that provides access to spoken information for people with hearing loss. The CART system operator generally began as a court reporter. CART operators use a court reporting machine to input spoken text. These machines are quite complex, but they are much faster than a typewriter because they allow for inputting words ...

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Captioning Law

Captioning Law Television captioning has been in the news recently. Last week, we published an article in our newsletter by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) alerting people to the possible restriction of the types of programming that the Department of Education can caption. The very next day, the FCC advised us that the Home Shopping Club is requesting ...

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TV captioning for people with hearing loss

TV captioning for people with hearing loss Television captioning is necessary to ensure accessibility for people with hearing loss. Television is the most accessible of the sound media, because the Federal Government has required that almost all new televisions support captioning and that much television programming is captioned. Still, access is far from perfect, with many television programs not being ...

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