Captioning is an increasingly important communication access option in educational, entertainment, cultural, sports, and other venues for students and people of all ages. Advances and options in captioning technology as well as increases in the numbers of captioning personnel have made captioning more readily available. This seminar will review the various types of captioning as well as legal mechanisms to support its provision in various educational and public settings.
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Course created on April 10, 2007
- Participants will be able to describe the major types of captioning and their appropriateness in various venues
- Participants will be able to advise on the laws that support the provision of captioning.
- Participants will be able to develop a thorough plan for provision of captioning services as part of a student's IEP.
Donna L. Sorkin, MA
Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas
Donna Sorkin, M.A. is Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas. In that capacity, she leads a range of activities at Cochlear aimed at the broad life needs of people with hearing loss including Cochlears widely acclaimed HOPE program on (re)habilitation for children and adults and their families. Donna was executive director of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (now Hearing Loss Association of America) and she also served as executive director of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Access Board in 1994 and served two terms. She served on the National Institute on Deafness (National Institutes of Health) Advisory Board and has advised numerous U.S. businesses on accessibility for people with disabilities. Donna currently serves on the Advisory Boards of Gallaudet University and Colorado Neurological Institute.
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