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CART and Captioning

CART and Captioning Captioning is a process that represents the spoken word as text, which can be displayed on television, movie screens, and in various formats to make live events accessible to people with hearing loss. To learn more about the nonprofit agencies involved in captioning, please read these stories: Much of the progress in captioning technology and availability is ...

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Hearing Loss Cures

Hearing Loss Cures OK, the first thing I want to say is that there really isn’t any such thing as a hearing loss “cure” – at least not right now. But scientists are working on it, and there are some promising developments along the way. There are also some unusual approaches that you might find interesting. We’ll report on the ...

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Psychology of Hearing Loss

Psychology of Hearing Loss back to “New to Hearing Loss” It seems pretty obvious that hearing loss has pretty significant psychological effects on people. Fortunately, scientists are finally starting to study these effects on people with hearing loss who are not Culturally Deaf. August 2000 – Edna Shipley Conner presented a workshop on the Successful Coping Attributes of the Hearing ...

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Hearing Aid Cost

Hearing Aid Cost Many people with hearing loss believe that hearing aids are far too expensive, and that audiologists and dealers get a huge markup on them. One potential salvation is the growing trend for health insurance to cover hearing aids. Another idea with growing support is that of a tax credit for hearing aid purchases. May 2013 – Ohio ...

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WGBH Works with Nuance Communications, Inc. on Effort to Improve the Quality of Live News Captioning

WGBH Works with Nuance Communications, Inc. on Effort to Improve the Quality of Live News Captioning November 2010 Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced that it is working in collaboration with WGBH’s National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) on a U.S. Department of Education-funded Project to develop a prototype system to automatically assess accuracy of real-time captions for live news programming. ...

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Docsoft: Video On Demand Portal Incorporates Speech Recognition

Docsoft: Video On Demand Portal Incorporates Speech Recognition Editor: Speech recognition software is gradually becoming a mainstream technology. It’s being used for captioning television programs and telephone calls. Here’s a press release about a new application with a video-on-demand portal! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ October 2007 Interactive Video-On-Demand portal uses speech recognition to provide spoken word search, automatic text transcription and closed caption ...

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ViaScribe Lecture Delivery System Includes Automatic Captioning

ViaScribe Lecture Delivery System Includes Automatic Captioning Editor: You may know that IBM previously had a speech recognition product called ViaVoice. I don’t think they’re continuing development of that product, but now have something called ViaScribe, which is a automated lecture captioning system. Here’s a press release from a university that just joined the consortium to develop this product. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...

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New software writes closed-captioning for videos

New software writes closed-captioning for videos by Chase Carter, Senior Staff Writer Editor: We’ve been following the progress of speecg recognition software for several years and are starting to see commercial applications for it (e.g. CapTel phone). We now learn that a developer at Oklahoma State University has released an automatic video captioning system that provides 80% accuracy without speaker-specific ...

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Technology for the deaf to go mainstream

Technology for the deaf to go mainstream By Peter Abrahams Editor: Voice recognition (VR) technology has made significant progress in the past few years – so much so that it is becoming a mainstream captioning solution. IBM’s Via Voice has long been one of the premier VR solutions, and it looks like ViaScribe may be their next commercial VR technology. ...

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Speech Recognition Status Report

Speech Recognition Status Report May 2003 Editor: I’ve been singing the praises of Speech Recognition for a couple of years, ever since I used it in place of real time captioning to teach a computer class for people with hearing loss. That particular application was trained to my voice, and I occasionally had to repeat to get the software to ...

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