Captioning services providers work to output transcripts in different formats on today’s devices, namely smartphones, tablets, laptops and now, virtual reality (VR) goggles. Captions On Multiple Devices Realtime captions for students or for TV accordingly need to be readable on multiple devices, as do captions recorded for video use, court sessions or for annual reports.
With Google Ireland celebrating ten years at its base in Dublin by opening The Foundry, its innovation and conference centre, a look at how its Google Glass technology might impact people with hearing issues, is relevant. One example is the nascent possibility to reassign Google’s voice-search service to deliver realtime voice-to-text transcription, at a desktop, on a
Sound Advice presented on classroom captions at CESI 2012 February 24-25, with the theme of TEACHnology: merging teaching and technology. Miriam Walsh very kindly co-presented on captioning videos for education, as an intern with Sound Advice. See The Presentations Miriam Walsh’s slides (she became an Apple Educator!) Saturday’s session (February 25) was web-cast via seewritenow.ie.
At IDK’s tech and education event in Dublin on October 10th 2011, a few tech solutions were profiled for their role in facilitating children with hearing issues to listen, communicate and learn in mainstream environments. Classroom Technology As A Leveler A key point: technology needs integrating into an environment, to benefit everyone present – not just
In late 2010, a Young Social Innovators group in Drogheda, Co Louth, asked IDK to advise on their project. These students are now short-listed for the 10th Young Social Innovators annual showcase in Dublin on May 11, 2011. Read about the Louth students’ project >> Sixty projects were short-listed from over 350 social-action projects pitched
In recent years websites such as CaptionTube and independent services made videos and audio more accessible to deaf or hard of hearing people. In November 2009, Google announced the automatic captioning of videos on its YouTube site to boost captioning provision and support text indexing. Existing captioning services are not always user friendly or free.