We will be setting up and trying out remote captioning at a local museum to use for a tour that our CI and HOH Support group in Sacramento will be attending on the 2nd of June.
This is really exciting news for people who have a problem understanding the docents and tour guides and tend not to go to public places because of the background noise, the accoustics and often diverse accents of the speakers.
I will be meeting with the docents and staff to set up remote captioning via our ipods, iphones, etc. (any device that receives email will work). I have been working with the museum to bring real-time/remote captioning as a service for deaf, hard of hearing (HOH) and late-deafened (LD) consumers/constituents for some time.
Captioning is expensive but it also is a universal accommodation where FM, Looping and IR (voices) do not meet the needs of many of the people who can hear noise, but cannot understand (discriminate) the words being said by the speaker.
Louder is not better for people with hearing loss. The written word surpasses the best of speech for many!
Think about where you would benefit using RTC (real-time captioning) OC (open captioning)