C-Print- is a speech-to-text (captioning) system developed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology. The program uses the C-print software to type at a faster rate using a system of abbreviations. The program can be tailored to meet the need of the consumer. For example if the consumer prefers more of a word for word verbatim rendering of the spoken message, the captionist can aim to be verbatim. However if the consumer is not someone whose first language is English and prefers more of a conceptual, meaning for meaning transcription, the captionists is trained to provide that as well. The captionist has also been trained to avoid such things as meaningless chatter, repetitions and false starts in the spoken message. After the session the consumer may chose to download the transcripts onto a flash drive or receive the notes via email. C-print works well in educational settings as well as business and many other community settings.
CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) is a captioning service in which all spoken language is "captioned" live for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. CART can be very beneficial in such settings as classrooms, conferences, meetings, religious services, etc. CART captions can be projected on an overhead for multiple consumers or may be displayed on a small screen for one consumer. CART providers type into a stenotype machine using a system of abbreviations and a specific software that translates the abbreviations into full, real-time captions. It is not necessary for the consumer of CART to sit near the CART provider when done on site. Remote CART is also available. In a remote situation, the student or other consumer of CART would log onto a "session" in which the CART provider would be sharing a screen with the consumer and be able to caption without being present.
Audio files can be downloaded and transcribed for a variety of settings including online courses with pre-recorded lectures and can be delivered via email.
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