Auto Captions and Deaf Students

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes offers guidance on using automatic speech recognition (like Alexa) in deaf education.


The NDC says:

Deaf students are entitled to equal opportunities to achieve postsecondary success. Ensuring equal access means working with each deaf student on a case-by-case basis to determine what accommodations are necessary and by leaning into the ADA standard of effective communication access. Consider this objective when working with deaf students who require real-time speech-to-text access and why ASR is not up to the task.

Read more here.

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