[Athen] teleconferencing for a Deaf student

Joshua Hori jhori at ucdavis.edu
Wed Jun 22 17:17:56 PDT 2016

Try out services such as innocaption.com as they are now back in business. They provide CART services directly on a smartphone and is free for personal use. (they were taken offline while they fixed their 911 service): http://www.innocaption.com/

I know the CART member must have hated me. I was on a 2 hour phone call with the CEO.


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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Leyna Bencomo
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:06 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] teleconferencing for a Deaf student

Hello all,

I have a deaf student who is going on the road a lot for work. He is needing to teleconference in remote locations. He asked me if I knew which teleconferencing tools are the most accessible for him. Here is a quote from him:

"They want me to have the ability to type in comments and where system can read out loud for me. Granted that getting interpreter may be the best but often these stuff is so short notice and travel expense of interpreters is bit too excessive for us."

I'm not sure why he needs the stuff read out loud except that he must have colleagues who are not able to read a computer screen for whatever reason (on the phone in a car possibly). Do any of you have any suggestions?

I was going to call ZVRS because I imagined they could get into the conference call and be on the phone with him separately but perhaps that is too confusing. They aren't answering and I thought it was a little too complicated to leave a message! (I'll keep trying.)

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 215
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu

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