[Athen] Remote Real-Time Captioning and Bluetooth Microphones for iPad

Cassandra L. Tex Cassandra.Tex at humboldt.edu
Fri Aug 22 08:15:06 PDT 2014

Hi Dean,

I purchased an iPad camera connection kit and tried using a revolabs
wireless lapel microphone with the iPad. When I plugged it in, the iPad
said that the device could not be used because it used too much power. Do
you know the exact model of the revolabs wireless lapel microphone you were
using? Our iPad is a couple of years old, but we are up-to-date on the
iOS. What model is your iPad?

I know the revolabs wireless lapel microphone I was using is several years
old...I wonder if that's the difference??



*From:* Brusnighan, Dean A. [mailto:dabrus at purdue.edu]
*Sent:* Friday, August 22, 2014 7:06 AM
*To:* Cassandra.Tex at humboldt.edu; Access Technology Higher Education Network
*Subject:* RE: [Athen] Remote Real-Time Captioning and Bluetooth
Microphones for iPad


We have used an iPad in the classroom running Skype combined with either a
Revolabs wireless lapel microphone or a Revolabs tabletop microphone. We
purchased an iPad "camera connection kit" from Apple that allows a USB
connection for the microphone base unit. This has worked well for us.



Dean Brusnighan

Assistive Technology Specialist

Purdue University, Young Hall

155 S. Grant Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2108

Phone: 765-494-9082

dabrus at purdue.edu


*From:* athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu
<athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu>] *On Behalf Of *Cassandra
L. Tex
*Sent:* Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:29 PM
*To:* Access Technology Higher Education Network
*Subject:* [Athen] Remote Real-Time Captioning and Bluetooth Microphones
for iPad

Greetings All,

Has anyone used iPads for remote real-time captioning? What type of
microphone (presumably Bluetooth) did you use? Was it a lapel mic or did
the professor actually have to put it on his/her head? I wouldn't think
the built-in microphone on an iPad would be sufficient in a classroom

In the past we have used laptops with Revolabs wireless lapel microphones
for remote real-time captioning. The vendor we contract with for the
real-time captioning uses Skype and we've never had a problem with sound
quality with our setup (wireless network, laptop with Skype, and revolabs
lapel mic). However, we're looking for a more compact way to provide
real-time captioning (and perhaps even using the student's own device if
available). Hauling a laptop around can be cumbersome...

Would love suggestions on Bluetooth microphones that could work. What is
the range of a Bluetooth microphone? How far can the person with the
microphone be from the device it's paired with? It probably depends on the
device, but in general, how far apart can the devices be?

Having a CART transcriber in the room is not an option. We are in a rural
area and don't have folks in the area with this skill.


Cassandra Tex

Assistive Technology Specialist

Humboldt State University

tex at humboldt.edu
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