U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Model Demonstration Projects for Children with Disabilities
The Model Demonstration project implements the C-Print model for speech-to-text (captioning) support service on college campuses with mainstreamed deaf and hard-of-hearing students. In addition to creating an implementation model, this project tests a number of functions of C-Print Pro software, used with standard laptops:
- service providers’ use of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) as a mode of input for captioning;
- students’ use of embedded educational tools; and,
- students’ and service providers’ use of a messaging feature.
- Developing C-Print Pro software, including ASR application
- Preparing web-based C-Print training materials for service providers
- Evaluating training materials for service providers
- Measuring service providers’ captioning proficiency
- Creating web-based student guides for the C-Print software
- Implementing captioning service through field trials in college classes;
- Comparing the effect of ASR C-Print, typed C-Print, or interpreter use on understanding of course material and final grades for deaf and hard-of-hearing postsecondary students;
- Interviewing students, professors, and service providers about their experiences with C-Print.