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1 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Real-Time Captioning Overview of C-Print Pam Francis C-Print Coordinator NETAC/NTID Jennie Bourgeois Louisiana SOTAC Coordinator Louisiana State University Cindy Camp Disability Specialist in Deafness Jacksonville State University

2 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 What is C-Print ? Computer-aided speech-to-print transcription system Developed at NTID (National Technical Institute for the Deaf) Support service option students who are deaf/hard of hearing mainstream educational environments

3 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 What is C-Print Keyboard-based system Communication access tool Supports both real time and notetaking Used stand alone or as adjunct to another accommodation Can be used with other disabilities

4 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 C-Print Advantages Some deaf/hard of hearing students prefer printed text of lectures Offers option for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing and do not utilize sign language interpreter services Cost effective Readily available

5 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 How Does It Work? C-Print captionist types teachers lecture (& students comments) into laptop computer Typed information – displayed simultaneously on second laptop computer or television monitor – students access class information / discussion Printed text – available to students for review

6 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 How C-Print Works Captionist – Abbreviation system based on phonetics Rule example: Type the letter k for the sound /k/, no matter how its spelled. E.g., kfe = coffee. – Text condensing strategies (meaning for meaning translation) Technology – Laptop computer – Specialized abbreviation software

7 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 How Does It Work? System uses laptop computer – abbreviation software Captionist – receives training abbreviation system (reduces keystrokes) text-condensing strategies – types information more complete representation of what is said

8 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Display Options Option 1 – 2 laptops Captionist and Student Option 2 – 1 laptop Captionist Option 3 – 1 VGA or TV monitor Student(s)

9 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 How Much Does It Cost? Approximate software cost – C-Print Pro Software Server/Client Package – $375Standard Price – $225 Academic Price – Online Training – $250 Standard Price – $400 Academic Price Additional costs vary – laptop computers – display equipment – captionists training & salaries

10 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Cost Considerations Hardware – laptop(s), display options, linking cable or wireless network cards Software – C-Print Pro Captionist salaries – rates range between $15- $35/hr. depending on location and proficiency Other – laptop carrying case, portable stand, disks, etc

11 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Benefits for Students Hard copy notes after class are manageable and can be used as a study tool Text display remains on screen for up to one minute Exposure to actual vocabulary Individual student needs are likely to influence the extent of benefit.

12 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 C-Print vs. Steno Captioning Amount of information captured Transcripts/notes Cost of service Availability of captionists Equipment Both systems are forms of CART ( Communication Access Real Time Translation )

13 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Students Who Can Benefit Hearing loss that is moderate Reading level of 4 th grade or above Voicing preferences Little or no knowledge of sign language Other – Visually impaired – Learning disabilities – Physically challenged – English as a second language

14 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Ideas for Faculty Working With C-Print Introduce captionist & C-Print service beginning of first class shows support of the service Allow captionist to explain C-Print show screen to interested students after class Speak loudly & clearly during class captionist must easily hear everyone

15 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Ideas for Faculty Working With C-Print Give C-Print captionist available materials before class course syllabus handouts outlines overheads vocabulary lists Why? useful for captionists preparation creating specialized dictionary

16 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Ideas for Faculty Working With C-Print Restate/summarize class comments if they were – difficult to hear – disorganized Be aware captionist use down times in class – edit notes taken earlier Decide whether other students have access to C-Print hardcopy notes

17 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Appropriate Academic Environments For C-Print Classroom lectures Group discussions Business/community meetings

18 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Other Uses for C-Print Out of class situations Faculty meetings Board meetings Students with other disabilities Students for whom English is a second language

19 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Captionist Requirements Typing speed of 60 wpm+Excellent listening skills Phonetic aptitudeExcellent English skills Confidence working in educational settings Ability to work in high stress situations

20 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Captionist Training Online Training – Independent study at your own speed – Additional training in voice recognition software available Certification (coming soon)

21 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 Other Considerations Logistics Ergonomics Roles Recruiting

22 Material Copyrighted by C-Print© 2003 For More Information: NTID (v/tty)


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