Working with a C-Print Captionist in the Classroom
Before a meeting or event with real-time captioning – what you should know
- The C-Print Captionist(s) will arrive early to the assignment in order to set-up equipment.
- The equipment includes two laptops, a computer stand and possibly power cords.
- The C-Print Captionist may need to be situated close to an outlet.
Please provide the C-Print Captionist with any course information as soon as it is available, including:
- Access to Web Vista, Moodle and other web-based material
- The course syllabus
- Handouts (eg: PowerPoint slides, readings, etc.)
The handouts may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. This allows the C-Print Captionist a chance to prepare and convey accurate information.
Before showing a video in class, please check to see the media is captioned and have the captions turned on for the viewing.
Communication with real-time captioning
Communicate directly with the student who is Deaf or hard of hearing.
C-Print Captionists will type auditory information to be read on a computer. This includes:
- Identifying speakers
- The dialogue (what you and other students say)
- Descriptions of environmental sounds (e.g. music, alarms, cell phones ringing)
A C-Print Captionist can only accommodate one speaker at a time. Captioning works best if you:
- Encourage the group to follow turn-taking rules.
- Repeat student questions before answering.
- Face the class and minimize movement across a large area.
- Encourage students to speak clearly.
The C-Print Captionist typically does not type what the student who is Deaf or hard of hearing says.
Understand the C-Print Captionist’s role
While working the C-Print Captionist is a neutral communication facilitator and cannot serve as a participant.
- For small group activities, C-Print Captionist may move around the room with the student.
- The created transcript may be given to the student who is Deaf or hard of hearing, after the class.
- The C-Print Captionist will follow the C-Print Code of Ethics.