What is Remote Realtime Captioning?By Wyant, Jay; Volta Voices, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 18-19
Publication Date: May/June 2003
Paper discussing remote realtime captioning (RTC), and how it can benefit users in the classroom, at a conference, and at work. Remote RTC is a service where a captioning provider delivers live captioning from a separate site. A remote RTC operation requires that the user have either a speakerphone or microphone connected to a phone line, and a laptop connected to the Internet. Four steps are provided to demonstrate how remote RTC works: (1) a microphone is connected into a phone jack or a network outlet, and the user then goes online and logs into the caption provider’s Web site; (2) the classroom instructor speaks into the microphone, which transmits the lecture to a captioner; (3) the captioner transcribes the lecture on the computer, which transmits the text to their Web site, (4) the student receives the transcription’s captions in real time via a notebook computer connected to the Internet.
Published by: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Website:http://www.agbell.org)