August 7, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community News, Disability Law
By Tim Hull, Courthouse News Service 8/6/2013
Two California school districts must face claims that they improperly denied transcription services to deaf and hard-of-hearing students, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.
In separate cases consolidated for appeal, the parents of K.M. And D.H., two hard-of-hearing high-school girls, argued that the districts had violated federal law by refusing to approve a transcription service in the classroom. The Communication Access Realtime Translation service provides a word-for-word transcription of everything said in class via real-time captioning, according to the ruling.
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February 26, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Captioning / Relay, Community News, NVRC Announcements
To All Users of CART (Real Time Captioning):
Please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FB6LF63 to do a short one-question survey.
The more people who reply, the better we can continue to advocate together for resources needed.
This survey is by the Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning.
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June 30, 2011 in Education & Outreach
|By Marla Dougherty 6/30/11
The friendly people at QuickCaption were pleased to share information about all the captioning services they have been providing for 12 years. They have 103 contractors that provide captioning nationwide and offer CART, remote CART, video/DVD captioning and streaming media captioning.
Last November I experienced remote CART at the HLAA Walk4Hearing in Washington DC. Walkers with a smart phone or iPad could enjoy the streaming of live CART if they were too far away to see the remote CART. By going to the QuickCaption homepage and clicking on the HLAA event, they had instant streaming of the speeches.
QuickCaption makes it easy for you to get a copy of the event transcript. On their website you can copy and paste the transcript once the program is over. The information remains “live” on the website for about 15 minutes. After that, it is archived and the text can be mailed to you. http://www.quickcaption.com/