Do You Need Solutions For Hard-Of-Hearing Students In Class?
As the fall semester ends, so have our Remote CART Services. Now it’s time for exams. We do truly wish all the students we have worked with this past semester much success!
But, the new winter semester is just right around the corner. With many colleges and universities back in class as early as January 6, 2020, time is closing in quickly and we already putting things in place for Remote CART Services with clients.
How Can You Get Services In Place?
Let us show you how easy we can make it for you to provide full accessibility in the classroom for your hard-of-hearing students. Students using Remote CART Services are able to read, in real-time, everything the professor discusses with the class on their laptop or tablet. And, that information becomes their notes! Later in the day, they receive a PDF file of what they read and then can use this for their notes and studies.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us and we can review your needs, discuss options and provide solutions for accessibility in the classroom.
Bringing university and college leaders, researchers, accessibility and student support and other professionals together each year, CACUSS is the meeting place for these individuals to discuss policy, strategy and issues in their post-secondary culture, as well as new ideas that focus on student success at their campuses.
As we have in the past, IR will be providing CART services during the main sessions and also providing any support for attendees needing services for individual sessions.
As an exhibitor in Calgary, the team from IR will provide attendees with details on implementing Remote CART Services, video captioning, or transcription services for universities and colleges across Canada. Come and visit up in the Exhibit Hall.
IR is looking to add voice writers to our team for Remote CART Services this fall. We provide services to high schools, college and universities across the continent.
Are you a voice writer looking for work and want to work from home? If so, then let’s talk and arrange a time to do an online test. We are very interested in getting people in place and committed for late-August 2018. Our schedule starts ramping up in early September and, by mid-September, it is running at a solid schedule.Here’s what we’re looking for:
Realtime capable writers – able to write 225 wpm with a minimum accuracy level of 98.5%
You have been providing realtime services in CART environments with a minimum of one-year experience
Have your own software with reliable high-speed Internet connection
You can expect interesting and rewarding work while working from home. Location does not matter. What is most important is the desire to provide the best services possible to our clients around North America.
How much you work is up to you, but the average number of hours per day is usually around five hours online. Other time in your day is preparation or finalizing your files.
The majority of our work occurs between 8:00 – 16:00 (4:00 pm) MT. We provide flexible schedules for our writers and our hours are great for people working from home.
Let’s talk! You can send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us more about you and your experience.
CACUSS 2018 is in full swing in Charlottetown, PEI. If you’re there, lucky you! This event is sold-out and is set to be an amazing conference for everyone attending!
And as we have for the past few years, IR Broadcast Captioning is very pleased to be a sponsor and providing Remote CART Services for the main sessions each morning as well as any services needed for hard-of-hearing attendees that require Remote CART for their individual sessions.
If you’re at the conference and need to learn more on how Remote CART Services can assist your students, stop by Booth 6 and speak with us. Not only can we show you a demo, we will also provide all the details that you need to know on how easy it is to work with IR and receive our complement of services for your students.
Not at the conference? Sorry, it’s a beautiful location and you’re really missing out! We can still make sure you get the information you need. Just contact us and the team at IR will make sure you have a complete understanding and just how our services can work for your students for the upcoming semester.
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Remote CART services will be provided by IR Broadcast Captioning at the 25th Annual VOICE Conference in Guelph, Ontario on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
How will this benefit attendees? By providing live Remote CART Services, everyone in attendance will be able to read what is being said, allowing full access for all attendees. CART Services will be provided in the main meeting area for the plenary sessions and also the breakout rooms.
In addition to those in attending, IR will be providing specific access for those who want to be able to view the CART services remotely. To coordinate this, please contact the conference coordinator and they will ensure you are on the list to receive viewing access to the sessions and access the live streaming CART on your own device.
IR Broadcast Captioning has been providing Remote CART Services to educational and corporate clients across North America since 1992. To learn more send us a message and we will be happy to provide further information on our services.
All of us here at IR are getting excited that we will be providing Remote CART Services for the main sessions at the CACUSS Conference in Ottawa. This year the conference is being held June 11 to June 14, 2017. We’re also looking forward to being a Bronze Sponsor this year and reaching out to more of the attendees.
How Will CART Services Help?
By providing CART Services at the main sessions, the message being delivered by the keynote speakers will be read by everyone. And if you know our tagline – It Has To Be Seen To Be Heard!– then you can appreciate it that much more.
As always the keynote speakers will be shown on a large screen. This year, so will the live text of what they are saying. EVERY person in the audience will be able to follow along with what the speaker is saying or pick up on any words that they may have missed. In having CART services available at these sessions, even people with no hearing loss will benefit. How? Having the captioned text in addition to the audio will help to make the points being delivered by the speaker more succinct and allow for better comprehension by all. And for those that are in attendance and have a hearing loss, they will be able to follow along that much easier.
Staff from IR Broadcast Captioning will be attending at the Exhibition Hall. What better way to learn how Remote CART Services can work for your institution by not only seeing it live at the plenary sessions, but then also stopping by and visiting with us. We’re there to make sure that everyone has a solid understanding of the services we provide and how it can benefit hard-of-hearing students at your schools.
IR has been providing CART services since 1992. We know a thing or two about making sure all the pieces are in place to help your hearing impaired students succeed! Learn more about the Remote CART Services we provide here. Or you can visit our Contact Page to send a message or call.
This year the CACUSS Conference goes to Winnipeg, and so does IR Broadcast Captioning, IR. From June 19 to 22, 2016, the conference brings together individuals who work in Canadian post-secondary institutions in student affairs and services. The overall purpose of attending this conference is to help those at the institutions go back and be able to provide enhanced services to the students they serve.
This is also key for IR. As a service provider for students with hearing impairments, introducing attendees to just how simple Remote CART and Classroom Captioning is will be the main focus for our team. One of the biggest issues facing disability offices today is the lack of interpreters that are readily available. In major centres this may be less of an issue, but smaller centres find it very difficult to provide services to students that require an interpreter. The second thing to consider is not every student uses a sign language interpreter, specifically late-deafened students.
That’s where IR’s Remote CART and Classroom Captioning is very beneficial. Being remote, we can easily provide easily manageable solutions for Disability Offices in ensuring the needs of the student are met.
If you are in Winnipeg for CACUSS, stop by and talk to us. If you won’t be attending, contact us and we can let you know how our services can make your planning next semester that much easier.
This is our current question from some inquiries that we have had, Just what exactly is classroom captioning?
Simply put, classroom captioning is a realtime text display service that allows deaf or hard-of-hearing students to read what a teacher, instructor, or professor is teaching to the students in a classroom or lecture environment on a laptop or portable device. This allows for the student to participate in the same fashion as every other student in the classroom.
OK, great, but just how does this work? How does this realtime text get put on the screen for the student to read? For that part there are a few options available. The most reliable service in place today is to utilize a trained CART writer to provide this service. A CART writer is a trained court reporter that now specializes in educational or other related areas. CART writers/court reporters can write at speeds over 225 words per minute (wpm) with accuracy of 98.5% for extended periods of time. The average speed of conversation is about 200 wpm, but that can be even quicker in a lot of cases. Having the ability to have someone take down the live conversation at these speeds with only a delay of a few seconds is crucial to a student to follow along at the same pace as everyone else.
Watch our YouTube video to see more on how our Classroom Captioning/Remote CART Services work from start to finish.
So what about voice recognition? Yes, this does exist, but the general translation speed of voice recognition systems in a perfect environment are generally in the range of 175 wpm with a lower accuracy. Another factor with voice recognition is how quick the realtime is displayed for the user. Doing the simple math, if a professor is talking at 225 wpm and the voice recognition software is delivering text at 175 wpm, over time you will have more and more lag and delay to what the student is reading – not good! Also, keep in mind this speed is attained in a controlled environment with perfect audio levels, trained recognition software, and no external noise. And, when was the last time that you had this happen in a classroom? Rarely…
Which leads us back to why a CART writer is your best option for classroom captioning. Having a real person taking down the instruction of a teacher and filtering out background noise to deliver only what the student needs to hear is the most important part to providing reliable and consistent services to the end user. No other service available today can provide the level of accuracy, quality, and reliability as Remote CART Services. And, the option of having the text of the file delivered to the student after their class is an added bonus. This allows the realtime text file that they just viewed to be part of their notes for review and study purposes.
Learn more about the Classroom Captioning and Remote CART Services by contacting us for a live demonstration or to discuss the exact details of your service requirements.