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CAPTION LIFE

Objective

Hearing impairment is the most common disability affecting elderly people in Europe, and severe deafness often leads to social and emotional isolation. Velotype is a computer adaptation developed in The Netherlands which enables speech to be transformed into real-time telecaptions which deaf people can then read "live". In Caption Live, a portable wireless text telephone offers an extra microphone and text display, readable by one or several users in single or multiple locations. The deaf person dials the velotypists relay centre, places the microphone near the speaker or sound source, and then sees a real-time transcription of the speaker's words on a display. This is useful in everyday situations (visiting a doctor, sitting in a classroom, watching TV,) and als enables participation in teleconferences etc. Users will be actively involved via the International Federation of Hard of Hearing - Europe.

Coordinator

Independent
Address
Koninginnegracht 10
2514 AA The Hague
Netherlands

Participants (6)

Bucodes - Centre electr.
France
Address

Paris/granville
Finish Hard of Hearing Fed
Finland
Address

Helsinki
Horeinst
Denmark
Address

Kopenhagen
Madido
Netherlands
Address

Nieuwegein
Tolkcentralen
Sweden
Address

Umeo
Typetalk
United Kingdom
Address

London