Auditory Sciences’ Interact-AS classroom captioning software for mainstreamed students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing has won an award for its 90 to 95 per cent accuracy rate.
Technophile deaf students who read at/above fifth-grade level with a strong attention span best track the captioning speed as the teacher or others speak in the learning environment.
Interact-AS™ is a software program that automatically captions whatever a teacher is saying and does so at 1/100th the cost of alternative approaches. In addition to an instant transcript, Interact-AS™ records the teacher’s voice and synchronizes that with the transcript. This way a student who is hard of hearing can later replay portions of audio, listening to items of direct interest to their studies.
Captions In English-Speaking Countries
Interact-AS is said to be in use on a daily basis in the US, Canada, UK and Australia to support D/HH students in the classroom, with the documented 17 per cent learning gap for these students from third grade onward, at risk of growing through middle and high school.
The software listens to the speaker (a teacher or student/s) and rapidly generates a transcript on a computer, a tablet or smartphone, with workplaces in fact being AS’s biggest clients.
Captioning algorithms underpin the solution’s accuracy thanks to its creator, a programmer whose wife was an educational audiologist and speech pathologist in the US public system.