The second part of the pilot real time captioning in classrooms project is quickly nearing completion, with formal lessons for senior students drawing to a close over the next few weeks. The November edition of Inspire
, the DEECD monthly magazine, ran an article on the pilot including reflections by students, teachers and the principal of one of the schools using real time captioning and provides a valuable insight into the process. Read the full feature on page 40 of Inspire
magazine. See: Inspire
The third stage of the real time captioning project will commence early in term 1, 2012 and run until the end of term 2. There will be four secondary settings invited to join this third stage of the pilot program.
In association with the pilot program, VDEI has engaged The University of Melbourne to undertake an evaluation of the real time captioning project. To ensure the evaluation is effective and captures the needs of all involved in the real time captioning process, staff from The University of Melbourne ran a workshop on Friday 11 November to help define the evaluation process. A number of groups were involved in the process including students, parents, class teachers, teachers of the deaf, principals, interpreters, technical staff, Ai Live staff and other groups who have expressed interest in real time captioning.