System sends teacher's voice to laptops of students who can't hear

07/18/2010 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

An Australian school is testing a system that transcribes a teacher's voice quickly to laptops used by students who cannot hear. Under the system, called Access Innovation Live, a teacher speaks into a microphone, which sends the audio to a captioner, who sends the text to students' computers within seven seconds. The system costs as much as $40,000 but could allow more students with hearing impairments to participate in mainstream classrooms, said the CEO of the system's manufacturer.

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