Instant Text for Real-Time Captioning
by Edward Colie
Edward Colie answers the question:
What is real-time captioning?
Real-time captioning is delivered by having a hearing typist using a series of macros so she can keep pace with the speakers and type out the spoken word. Thus a non-hearing person can keep track of what is going on and participate in the exchange of ideas.
Our real-time captioning system uses the Textware Solutions program, a word prediction system. This system is intelligent and after a short use starts predicting whole phrases as one letter is struck. Thus, a skilled typist can easily deliver 200 words per minute.
Project Director of The Total Spectrum Access System
The first system of user-friendly, of functional, mainstream accessibility.
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