Delivery of Cost-effective, Real-time, Remote Transcription Services
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Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc.
11323 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD, 20902
AbstractMany disabled students, especially those who have hearing problems, could benefit from real-time transcription of classroom auditory communication to replace or supplement interpreting. Various professional services exist that could be used to provide such transcription, but all have high cost as a major drawback. The proposed project focuses on establishing a low-cost, school-operated, remote real-time transcription service for disabled students. The proposed project will create a training package that will allow a school system to set up its own remote real-time transcription service in a school building using off-the-shelf equipment and software. In Phase I, the feasibility of this concept is explored. In Phase II, the concept will be expanded and a comprehensive, marketable training package will be created.
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