[Sw-l] Speech interpreting software
mike at MIKEFRYER.CO.UK
Tue Apr 12 09:23:51 UTC 2016
This sounds very interesting with applications way beyond providing text for Deaf people. I assume the advantage of using a stenographer over a transcriber is that using the stenotype would be quicker and more accurate? The problem for us is that we don't have the resources to employ either a transcriber or stenographer and we don't even have internet access in our church building!
This is a method that we could definitely think about using in the future so many thanks for describing it. Do you know what software is available for translating the shorthand?
On 11 Apr 2016, at 20:30, Bill Reese wrote:
> Rather than trying a voice-to-text app, which can be difficult, slow, with grammar errors (auto-complete), try setting up remote CART. CART stands for Communication Access Real-time Translation. Basically, a CART provider listens in to the sermon at his/her home (or wherever) - usually through a cell phone used by the person talking - and codes it in shorthand with a stenotype machine. Special software in a computer (usually a laptop) translates the shorthand from the stenotype into words. These words are then broadcast live over the internet on a site such as www.streamtext.net. It's a very quick, reliable, established method and it can be accessed either on a computer or smart phone.
> I have a good friend who just started her own local Christian radio show and she's also a CART provider and the sign interpreter at my church. Because of her knowledge and background, she provides remote CART for her radio show. Her deaf friends (some who live a thousand miles away) "listen" in. It's an amazing experience: the deaf listening to a radio show .. who would have thought?
> If you want to see a start page for the remote CART, it's here: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=
> If you want more information and want to see about providing this for your church, contact me privately and I can give you contact information to get you started.
> Oh, and one other thing ... it provides a transcript of the sermon, which can also be posted on your website, or printed out, archived, etc.
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