School Captions

Josh Schultz

New Member
Hello all. I was wondering, how was your closed captioning at schools you went to. In college or high school or below. Did you ever have a class where they couldn't get you interpreter? What happen? How do your school usually give closed caption? Is there anything that can be better?
And would you prefer automatic closed caption you view on a website?

Do you like the idea of all teachers wear a microphone and all you need to do is open a website and view captions live?
And you can type question to the teacher so they see?
 

deerheart12

Active Member
Hello all. I was wondering, how was your closed captioning at schools you went to. In college or high school or below. Did you ever have a class where they couldn't get you interpreter? What happen? How do your school usually give closed caption? Is there anything that can be better?
And would you prefer automatic closed caption you view on a website?

Do you like the idea of all teachers wear a microphone and all you need to do is open a website and view captions live?
And you can type question to the teacher so they see?
One time I had a court reporter or CART(Communication Access Real Time) for a math class and it worked out very well. As long as the court reporter is a good typist and I had a laptop in front of me to read what was going on in the class. Another time when sign language interpreters was not available I had a skype set up with a captioner and I was able to follow the teacher but of course the internet kept disconnecting. This was a while ago when it happen.

I am assuming you speaking of webcaptioner.com? I saw it and it looked cool. I haven't tried that in real life class though. I have used google Live Transcribe app in a small casual art class setting where the speaker was very loud and it picked up really good. It's not perfect though. I would need to try a microphone to see if it works.

I also had student note takers since I was watching the sign language interpreter and it's hard to write notes and watch the same time. So having extra notes is helpful. Another idea is to see if your teacher can send you lecture slides or allow you to record his lecture either video or sound and then have it transcribe it so just another way. But depends on teacher/professor since some don't like to be recorded.

It just depends on the college and the available of interpreter/resources they have. The more deaf/hoh area it is they more services they might have. So if you're near a Deaf school or a college they might have more resources available. At least that's what my experience was so far. Now with new tech things might be a bit different now.
 

Josh Schultz

New Member
One time I had a court reporter or CART(Communication Access Real Time) for a math class and it worked out very well. As long as the court reporter is a good typist and I had a laptop in front of me to read what was going on in the class. Another time when sign language interpreters was not available I had a skype set up with a captioner and I was able to follow the teacher but of course the internet kept disconnecting. This was a while ago when it happen.

I am assuming you speaking of webcaptioner.com? I saw it and it looked cool. I haven't tried that in real life class though. I have used google Live Transcribe app in a small casual art class setting where the speaker was very loud and it picked up really good. It's not perfect though. I would need to try a microphone to see if it works.

I also had student note takers since I was watching the sign language interpreter and it's hard to write notes and watch the same time. So having extra notes is helpful. Another idea is to see if your teacher can send you lecture slides or allow you to record his lecture either video or sound and then have it transcribe it so just another way. But depends on teacher/professor since some don't like to be recorded.

It just depends on the college and the available of interpreter/resources they have. The more deaf/hoh area it is they more services they might have. So if you're near a Deaf school or a college they might have more resources available. At least that's what my experience was so far. Now with new tech things might be a bit different now.

Thank you very much for the response this is all very useful information.

yes something like webcaptioner.com but maybe a little more cleaned up
 

x1heavy

New Member
No closed caption in college. Not with what I was working inside IT etc for a couple of years.

The first year they provided a interpreter until I learned the voices of teachers, staff and so on. Once I had that there was no trouble. As always I worked pretty hard to stay ahead of everyone as the situation evolved in class or labwork. There were a few who learned signs from me but would not be what I would call good in ASL. Not unless they really immersed themselves into the language.

College for me and spouse in those days was worthless because 10,000 graduated with the same 4 year degree in my state and only about 900 would be hired any given year. I stopped going and cut losses after India overseas sent Students on H1B to Arkansas to learn what I was learning in our own datacenters at that time. So... tossed it and went on my way. We paid off uncle sam after a time, only oh about 50,000 dollars including interest. Poof. All gone.
 
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