School districts in the US are challenged by students’ new technologies, such as cochlear implants and CART (communication access in real time) captions. In fact, a few lawsuits have occurred around provision of CART in classrooms, with another case just reaching the headlines:
Video: Student sues school district for supports
Each story has two sides, however the family maintains that the specific school district could have done more for the student, and did not provide full-time CART support, which would have made a real difference in classes.
Senior at St Charles High sues for discrimination
From the perspective of team IDK, realtime captioning needs automation sooner than later, with the growing number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students using spoken language as their primary learning mode – plus the infiltration of digital tools and mobile devices into classrooms.
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