[Athen] Remote realtime Captioning?

Ed. Rosenthal edward at ngtvoice.com
Wed Mar 25 14:25:00 PDT 2009

Al-I'm hoping to do a presentation on the topic of using speech to text
software capabilities for real-time captioning at the October ATIA
conference in Chicago (Schaumburg). I'm not sure if this is on-topic, but I
do have some information posted at:


Hope that helps. -ed.

Edward S. Rosenthal

President and CEO

Next Generation Technologies, Inc. (NGT Inc.)

20006 Cedar Valley Rd. #101

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Ph: 425-744-1100 ext. 15

Fx: 425-778-5547

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This document may have been dictated with speech recognition software.
Please disregard any remaining miscrecognitions.

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Al Puzzuoli
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:14 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Remote realtime Captioning?


Just curious as to whether others are offering any internet based remote
realtime captioning services to students? If so, what sort of setup are you
using? Currently, We are experimenting with the process. We've cobbled
together a system that works as follows;

Student takes a laptop to class. The laptop has Skype and the Lotus Unyte
desktop sharing software installed. Student skypes the captioner and they
begin desktop sharing.

In some of our big lecture halls, when available, we have connected the
student's laptop directly into the room's FM system.

Over all, results have been mixed. When things work, they work relatively
well; However, audio reception of questions from other students is
problematic. We've also experienced any number of internet/bandwidth
related issues. I think many of those are due to the fact that students are
typically connected to the net via wireless. I've recommended we hard wire
whenever possible; but that's often easier said than done.

In any case if others are doing this sort of thing, I would be very
interested in sharing experiences.

Thanks in advance,

Al Puzzuoli

Michigan State University

Information Technologist
http://www.rcpd.msu.edu <http://www.rcpd.msu.edu/>

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

120 Bessey Hall East Lansing, MI 48824-1033


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