Educational CART and Captioning - The Future is Remote!By Hyssong, Philip A.; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Paper focuses on factors that affect the use of Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and captioning for students with auditory disabilities in higher education settings. When utilizing remote CART services, disability resource offices can lower their cost for accessibility services, while most vendors will waive their minimum charges if the CART provider does not have to travel to the school’s location. Disability offices can also solicit bids from multiple sources, and are not forced to use a service provider who has a monopoly in their district. The availability of CART writers increases due to the fact that the physical location of the writer is not an issue. For example, if a class takes place at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on a Friday, it can be covered by a writer on the West Coast, where it is only 3:00 PM. These services can also help to reduce stigma, as the presence of another person in the room is not necessary. Remote services can provide students with hearing disabilities with the opportunity to play a more mainstream role in classroom settings.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/329.htm