Speech-to-Text Services: An Introduction


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

"Speech-to-text" is an umbrella term used to describe an accommodation where spoken communication, as well as other auditory information, is 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: (a) Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), (b) C-Print®, and (c) TypeWell.