» posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at 5:52 pm
Our Future Depends on CaptionsVerbatimPro
Closed captions have been around since the 1980′s when they first started captioning the television programs. Then in the mid 90′s it was introduced to the deaf community in the community college systems as C.A.R.T. Services. At that time and up to this time it’s still labeled as C.A.R.T. services. Not many people outside the handicapped department in the community college system knew what that meant. If you Google CART you just might pull up a company who builds grocery carts or gardening carts. Only within the latter years one could find maybe one or two C.A.R.T. services available on the same page on Google.
However, the hearing impaired community , specifically those with a nerve impairment, who really need this service, were not aware of these services nor were the normal hearing group with other disabilities. It’s only been in the last few years that some people found out about captions in a classroom setting by pure accident and started asking questions and some ventured forward and asked about the services.
Because they were hearing impaired, and wore hearing aid/s versus being deaf they were sometimes denied the service especially if they wore a hearing aid/s. That’s because some people thought if they wore an aid/s they should be able to “hear” everything. It’s quite the contrary, however. Not everyone, understand the difference between nerve impairment and conductive loss.
Some are now calling their company’s Caption Services vs. CART Service. That’s good growth because captioning is what it truly is. Everyone knows what captioning means and captioning should be for everyone and anyone who request the services. In short, this is a valuable service that should be available in every single classroom for all students in attendance. With a click of a button English can be translated to another language for students in the classroom who struggle with English. With another click it can be sent to individual computers for every student to use as a backup reference. This service should not be hidden in the handicapped department.
The Time for CaptionsVErbatimPRo is Now…Without Exception…The Future Depends on it!
That is the mission of CaptionsVerbatimPro.com to move this incredible service to every classroom, everywhere education is being taught, not necessarily just in the schools because education is a lifetime pursuit and doesn’t stop with a diploma. I needs to be available for Corporate use in boardrooms, conventions, seminars, church sermons, everywhere and anywhere it is requested and needed. This is a technology needed by all citizens. It eliminates misunderstandings. It enhances education in all directions and in K-12, community college and universities it will increase grade scores in leaps and bounds.
Today CaptionsVerbatimPro.com provides realtime captions for a wide variety of people and the corporate world. IT is used in top business boardrooms as a record of past discussions. It is used in large groups of people such as seminars, conventions and even in small groups of people such as in investment groups and private college classes. The list goes on and on. And, yes I’m talking about normal hearing people are using captions. It is an incredible service especially for business where they need an accurate record of the entire discussion to refer back to. It has been used in the news as streaming services …it’s one and the same…just a different technique being used.
Those with hearing loss of the nerve type can rejoice because they no longer have to tell others they cannot hear well. They will now know the questions from the back of the room and the answer from the front of the roo. They will now be able to contribute to the conversations in a group setting at a seminar versus having to ask the person next to them what was said. They will be able to be independent and express their thoughts and give input without concern of saying the wrong thing and/or responding inappropriately.
They will now know the punch line to a joke versus having to ask the person next to them, “What did he say?” And put up with the normal response of, “Ohhh, it was nothing..he just told a joke!” Oh really? And everyone is knocking themselves silly laughing at the punch line and …it was nothing? Boy, do you ever get the urge to pull his toenails out!
They will now know what was said and not wonder what was said. There is a huge difference in “knowing” what was said and “thinking” you know. This service will solve that problem for all those with nerve loss. Their self esteem, self worth and confidence that once slithered to their feet, will soar! They will be able to compete in the world of business, their workplace, learning in a classroom setting, earn a degree, start a business…whatever and whenever their dreams take them.
It will also service the needs of the slow learner, slow writer who cannot take notes as fast as a speaker talks and those with dyslexia will increase their abilities in all directions. The need for this service to all…is NOW!
Let’s Talk About Other Things of Interest
I was told texting was designed for the deaf to keep in contact with family and friends and look what happened to it. That’s all the teenagers do all day long. Everyone, well almost everyone is texting today. It’s faster. It works. It saves time.
Gregg Shorthand was designed by John Gregg who lost his hearing and was not ready to let go of life as he once knew it. He taught it to his wife and she went with him at every meeting and took dictation for him. He was way ahead of his time. It was designed for those with hearing impairment by an individual who probably had nerve loss. At one time Gregg shorthand was THE dictation system used by every stenographer in top level offices who took dictation from the supervisor, then typed up the letter. IT was considered a high level position for women before the 60′s and her salary was equal to or better than a high powered secretary. The computer changed that and Gregg shorthand fell by the wayside and, to my knowledge, is no longer in use.
Skype was, I’m told, also designed for the deaf and look where it is today! Who ever dreamed we’d be able to call someone across the country or abroad and talk to them face to face and….free? It was a real breakthrough for the deaf to be able to talk to their loved ones and use their lipreading skills. It is now enjoyed by all.
Captioning is here to stay for all who want it because they can! It truly belongs in every classroom in every school, community college, university and beyond wherever learning takes place. Education is a lifetime pursuit. And, that TIME has arrived. It is NOW.
That is our MISSION at CaptionsVerbatimPRo.com
See you inside.