Accessibility and inclusion are important to us all. Kim Neeson has created a 1.5 hour program, eligible for 1.5 LSO hours EDI Professionalism Hours, for lawyers, law clerks or staff who interact with the public. Over 10% of Canada's population has a hearing loss of some kind, and the statistics will only rise as the population ages.
In this third instalment of Neesons' "state of the nation 2017" video series, realtime captioning/CART is highlighted.
Like so many things, realtime captioning/CART (Computer Access Realtime Reporting) has really progressed in the last 20+ years. When Neesons first started providing realtime captioning, using an LCD projector with enhanced fonts was a really big deal. There was little that could be changed back in those days, so if you wanted captioning in a room, you needed a good front seat!
The AODA - Making life better for those with hearing loss
Neesons is well known for providing CART (communication access realtime translation) services throughout Canada, it being the largest service provider in the eastern part of our country. Voice-to-text realtime translation is mostly commonly used to provide communication access for those with a hearing loss.