16th Annual Indiana Deaf Education and Educational Interpreters Conference

Supporting Deaf Individuals’ Postsecondary Outcomes: A Look at NDC Research and Resources S. Zito; June 18-19, 2018

Presentation Summary: This session is an opportunity for professionals to engage in purposeful dialogue about what is happening related to postsecondary success for deaf students in their community, and obtain evidence-based resources to foster improved outcomes.

Recommended Resources: Deaf People and Educational Attainment in the United States: 2017, Deaf People and Employment in the United States: 2016, State Reports: Postsecondary Achievement of Deaf People, Transition Resource Handout, Top 5 Apps for Educators and Interpreters

Captioning in the Classroom S. Zito; June 18-19, 2018

Presentation Summary: This workshop will provide an overview of captioning services that can be utilized in the classroom including real-time captioning and post-production captioning for multimedia content. Participants will also receive additional resources on classroom captioning for future reference.

Session Handouts: Captioning in the Classroom Handout, Accessing Captions Tutorial

Recommended Resources: Speech-to-Text Services: An Introduction , Hiring Qualified Speech-to-Text Providers, Why Captions Provide Equal Access, Creating Offline Captions



Stephanie Zito

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Stephanie Zito, NIC, is a professional sign language interpreter and trained C-Print captionist. After studying interpreting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she went on to earn her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management. Prior to joining the NDC team, Stephanie primarily worked as an interpreter and captionist in postsecondary settings but also worked in community, VRS, and K-12 educational settings. Stephanie has also devoted her time to work with local, state, and national nonprofit organizations. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE) and volunteers on several committees for the Wisconsin Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (WisRID).