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Using Automated Captioning & Note-Taking Systems to Accommodate Students With Hearing Loss (PD102527)

Presenter(s): Karen L Anderson, PhD; Robert Palmquist
Course Description

Live captioning systems have been used for over 60 years, with significant improvements in accuracy and affordability occurring in recent years. Today, captioning is often universally available in many situations such as television broadcasts. However, there are far more situations, such as schools, clinical health/therapy settings, restaurants, and banks, where captioning services are difficult to obtain or simply not available. Technology advancements now allow captioning and automated note-taking services to be available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and in most any language, in a manner that respects data privacy and security. Yet, in many cases, these technologies are not being implemented. This session identifies issues limiting the use of these system, proposes solutions, and provides best practice suggestions for how to deploy universally accessible captioning, note-taking, and translation systems in all situations.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2154V). This session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus – Assessment and Intervention: Pediatrics.

Content Disclosure: The session focuses on the Streamer system for automated captioning, note-taking, and translation to remove communication barriers.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify the reasons captioning and note-taking systems are not universally deployed today
  • Describe the three types of universally available captioning systems that can be deployed
  • Label the six key steps to ensuring successful deployment to a wide variety of users

Presenter Information

Karen Anderson, PhD (Presenting Author), has been Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss (SSCHL) for 10 years. Prior to SSCHL, she worked for a state EHDI and EI program, and before that she served as an educational audiologist. Karen has authored many popular checklists, such as the SIFTERs, LIFE-R, CHILD, ELF, and, most recently, the CAVE, along with writing research articles, book chapters, and several books, including Building Skills for Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Conference registration fee waived by ASHA
  • Supporting Success offers Streamer captioning, which will be mentioned as part of the presentation, for sale

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships relevant to the content of the session

Robert Palmquist (Presenting Author) has led a variety of firms in a wide range of technical areas. He is a frequent invited speaker at workshops, conventions, radio programs, and television broadcasts, including live interviews on NBC’s "Today Show", ABC’s "Good Morning America" program, Fox’s "Fox and Friends" show, and NPR’s "All Things Considered" radio broadcasts. He has given hundreds of seminar presentations and has approximately 100 papers published in peer-reviewed technical journals.

Financial Disclosures:

  • CEO and founder of SpeechGear, Inc.
  • SpeechGear's "Streamer" system is one of the automated captioning systems that will be discussed

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships relevant to the content of the session

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by December 9, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2021
End date: December 9, 2027

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102527
Available Through: December 09, 2027