C-Print is a captioning (speech-to-text) technology service developed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf to improve access to education and participation in the classroom for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. C-Print is a keyboard-based system in which a trained person, usually within a school or classroom, provides a text display of spoken information in real time which allows students who are deaf or hard of hearing to access information that is communicated verbally during classes. It provides a meaning-for-meaning translation in which the captionist uses text-condensing and summarising strategies, rather than a verbatim transcription. The notes produced by this process can also be used afterwards for revision, review and as a focus for teaching.
An evaluation of C-Print, which included a comparison with Real-Time Captioning (RTC), was completed in 2016. This showed that the use of C-Print can have positive benefits for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in accessing the curriculum.
Participants will learn
how C-Print technology works
how the use of C-Print can improve the participation and access of students who are deaf or hard of hearing and support inclusion
how schools can benefit from C-Print technology
how C-Print can be implemented by schools.
Marie Fram's career spans many facets of deaf education including classroom teaching and specialist roles in language development, speech production and auditory learning with particular expertise in developing and implementing curriculum. She has worked in schools for the deaf, as a specialist teacher of the deaf and deaf facility coordinator in a mainstream school, as an Auslan interpreter in schools and in the community, as a principal in a Prep to Year 12 school for the deaf students and as a lecturer in teacher of the deaf training courses. Marie has experience in programs employing the auditory oral approach, Cued Speech, Signed English, Auslan and Sign Bilingual programs. She has qualifications in deaf education as a teacher of the deaf, as a languages other than English (LOTE) Auslan teacher and in Auslan interpreting.
Daryl Burns is a trained C-Print captionist at Forest Hill College. Daryl has learnt the craft of producing real time captions using a phonetic abbreviation system. He has successfully pioneered the implementation of the C-Print program for deaf and hard of hearing students in years 7-12. Daryl's passion for communication access and technology has inspired his work as a Relay Officer at the National Relay Service, a qualified Secondary English/Media Teacher and a Territory Manager in the educational publishing industry.
The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).
Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI’s learning centre.1. metered street parking available along St Kilda Road and High Street and2. all day paid car parking in nearby complexes, we recommend:
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)
Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane.
Please check their websites for accurate prices and early bird specials.Unfortunately there is no longer access to parking facilities onsite at VDEI.