ERIC Number: ED438667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
C-Print[TM]: A Notetaking System. NETAC Teacher Tipsheet.
This tipsheet describes C-Print[TM], a computer-aided speech-to-print transcription system, as a support service option for deaf and hard-of-hearing student(s) in mainstream educational environments. C-Print requires a typist to capture a teacher's lecture (and students' comments) into a laptop computer. The typed information is displayed simultaneously on a second laptop computer, or a television monitor, for the hearing impaired student/s to read during class. Afterward, the printed text is available to these students for review purposes. The system uses word processing software aided by abbreviation and communication software. Software costs average about $900, and salaries for the typist are between those of a professional notetaker and an interpreter. Ten strategies for faculty members using C-Print are suggested, such as: introduce the captionist and the C-Print service to the class, thereby demonstrating faculty support; allow the captionist to sit in a location that makes hearing the instructor and students as easy as possible; and restate or summarize students' comments if they are difficult to hear or are disorganized. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Uses in Education, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Notetaking, Partial Hearing, Secondary Education
Northeast Technical Assistance Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 716-475-6433 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 716-475-7660; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://netac.rit.edu. For full text: http://www.netc.rit.edu/publication/tipsheet/cprint.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. National Technical Inst. for the Deaf.
Note: For other NETAC teacher tipsheets, see ED 307 686-692.