Saturday, December 29, 2007

Court Orders Real-Time Captioning

California’s Glendora High School has lost another round in the courts over its refusal to provide real-time captioning for deaf students. School officials had already been ordered to offer the service to Victor Solorzano. Now, they must do the same for his sister, Samantha. The decision means the Solorzano children will have aides to transcribe class discussions they can read on a laptop. The Communication Access Real-Time Translation, or CART costs about $60,000 a year. Both children were born deaf, have cochlea implants and do not use sign language.