[Athen] anyone have experience in real-time captioning

Berkowitz, Daniel J djbrky at bu.edu
Thu Apr 26 04:17:23 PDT 2007

We do this for our main ceremony at Nickerson Field. It is semi-real-time in that we are able to get the text of the speeches to the captionist just prior to the ceremony. Individual programs are able to hire captionist as necessary. We are very fortunate to have the pros from WGBH right in our backyard and they are contracted every year.: http://main.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/mag/services/captioning/

The response has been overwhelmingly positive -- especially from our older commencement guests. Call me if you want more details.

Cheers --- Dann

Daniel Berkowitz - Assistant Director
Boston University Office of Disability Services
19 Deerfield Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-3658 (office)
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From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org on behalf of Alice Anderson
Sent: Wed 4/25/2007 2:14 PM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] anyone have experience in real-time captioning


Has anyone used real time captioning services for a live event -
e.g., graduation ...

and what has been your experience (quality, reliability, costs) or

thanks much,

Alice Anderson, Director
MIDWEST Alliance for Science,Technology, Engineering and Math


Technology Accessibility Program (TAP)
Division of Information Technology (DoIT)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1210 West Dayton Street (3124)
Madison, WI 53705
Telephone: 608.262.2129

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