Live captioning comes to South Africa

30 04 2015

Live Captioning at a university in Cape Town, South Africa.

The client connects to the captioning service via a microphone set up in the classroom. The captioner hears what is being said and writes the text back – coming up live on your device in 1 second. Your device can be a laptop, smartphone, Google Glass, Kindle…. whatever connects to the internet.

Used effectively in classrooms, meeting, conferences, and teleconference calls – having the text coming up on a big screen and on participants’ own devices in 1 second. Making conversation accessible to all disabilities!

Live captioning enquiries – bookings@121captions.com
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Blog post: Live captioning in South Africa





Deaf Development Day at Sussex Yacht Club

21 11 2011

The workshop is open to everybody who would be interested to take part in the sailing programme on 26 November 2011. This means that for example, if you want to train yourself as a new assistant dinghy intsructor at the club, the workshop would be for you to learn how you could get involved.

Likewise, if you want to take part simply in the taster session at Cowes Week 2012, you can find out more from the workshop. At the same time, you can meet the coaching team to discuss something such as your needs with them. It is rather like Open Day at City Lit.

This survey is for those interested in helping in a voluntary capacity to develop sailing opportunities for the deaf community? Do not worry if you do not have sufficient sailing skills as opportunities will be available to improve personal skills and achieve RYA qualifications.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QKVS6YC

Deaf Sailing Development Day

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Narrowing the educational gap between deaf and hearing children

20 05 2011

According to the 2009 statistics from the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID), 840 babies are born each year in the UK with significant deafness, and 20,000 children aged 0 to 15 years are moderately to profoundly deaf. Despite this, educational provision for these children has been identified as being limited.

In light of this the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre at UCL (DCAL) held a debate on the gap between deaf and hearing children’s educational achievements on 10 May. The debate was well attended and dynamically argued.

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The NDCS have a number of news articles and events on opportunities and services for deaf children and their families. Ian’s blog, Campaigning for Deaf Children, is a great resource for news on what’s happening on the ground, so check it out!