Speech-to-Text Services: An Introduction

Today's technology affords deaf individuals access to the world like never before. Speech-to-text technology is one such tool that brings access to individuals who are visual communicators.

"Speech-to-text" is an umbrella term used to describe an accommodation where spoken communication and other auditory information are translated into text in real time. A service provider types what is heard, and the text appears on a screen for the consumer to read.

Three main systems are used to provide real-time captioning: (1) Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), (2) C-Print®, and (3) TypeWell.