Supporting Real-time Captioning and Remote Content Viewing Using Zoom
Over the past decade an increasing number of students with hearing impairments have been identified on our campus who need real-time captioning of their classes. There are too few captioning providers in our local area to meet that need. We developed a system which provides captioning staff at remote locations an audio feed from the media system of any of our classrooms and allows them to share the text that they type with students in those rooms via Zoom.
This year we received a request to assist a student who can only read text a few inches away from his face. We extended the system we use for captioning to allow him to view any content displayed on the classroom data projectors on his laptop.
Our Disability Resource Center also anticipates outstripping the number of local American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters in the near future and have asked us to develop a plan to help remote ASL interpreters to view and hear classroom content and to display the ASL interpreter's image to students in the classroom.
This presentation will share the technical details of the systems that were developed to support this.
No previous knowledge is required.