ERIC Number: ED395192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Realtime Training: Refinement/Implementation/Marketing. Final Report.
Amarillo Coll., TX.
A 1-year project at Amarillo College developed an associate degree program to train certified realtime caption writers so that they could pass the examination for certification for realtime caption reporting for persons who are deaf. During the project the following actions were taken: (1) curricular materials previously completed and approved were further tested, modified, and refined according to needs discovered throughout the grant period; (2) support, training, and linkage with area and regional court reporters was provided through opportunities to update theory-writing principles and receive education and training for realtime caption reporting; (3) information was disseminated throughout the project period to increase knowledge about the use and need for services of realtime caption reporting; (4) seminars, workshops, and presentations were conducted to provide opportunities for representatives from other court reporting institutions within the state of Texas to learn the concepts and methods for development and implementation of a realtime caption reporting curriculum; (5) marketing activities were conducted in an effort to secure equipment and salaries needed to increase the availability of realtime caption reporting services; (6) compliance with the legislation requirements mandated through the Americans with Disabilities Act was facilitated by providing realtime caption reporting services to the deaf population of Amarillo (Texas); (7) a comparative analysis of the progress of students in the classroom who are deaf/hard-of-hearing with provision of realtime caption reporting services was completed; (8) a study of the attainment of speed and accuracy of students enrolled in the realtime caption reporting curriculum was completed; and (9) plans were begun for the development of a realtime caption reporting center to provide services, by modem devices from any gathering or location where information is communicated for the general public, to area residents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. (Documents used to conduct and promote the project are included in the report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Amarillo Coll., TX.