Captioning in the Classroom

In spite of new technology and best teacher intentions, many students who function as hard of hearing still do not have equal access to their education. Learn the who, what, where and how students as young of 4th grade may benefit from captioning in the classroom to provide this access.  Learn the different types of captioning, identify if it may be an appropriate accessibility service, and find out how to provide it for your student/s! 

Includes bonus materials:

*  exclusive assessment on how to identify if a student is a candidate for captioning

*  Step by step outline on how to identify the best captioning resource to meet you needs

(Approximately 60 minutes)

Target audience:  Administrators, professionals and parents of a children with hearing loss.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learners will be able to define and explain the difference between  CART and Text-Interpreting (C-Print/Typewell) and the technology used for each one
  2. Learners will be able to identify 5 benefits of captioning for a student who is deaf or hard of hearing
  3. Learners will be able to identify the cost implications to captioning and how it varies depending on CART vs. Text-Interpreting and live or remote services
  4. Learners will identify 3 advantages to using remote services
  5. Learners will know how to identify if a student is a candidate for captioning
  6. Learners will be able to access and utilize 3 tools that can help identify if captioning is a good fit for a student and their school district



T.J. DiGrazia, Chief Operating Officer, Alternative Communication Services

T.J. DiGrazia, Chief Operating Officer for Alternative Communication Services, has many years experience in the CART/Captioning industry. He is on the front line overseeing operations the entire family of companies, including ACS, EduCAPTION, Closed Caption Productions, PostCAP and Home Team Captions. He oversees all operational staff and is involved in training new clients on how to use the services provided by our companies.

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Education K12 program is offered for .1PS/GS RID CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.


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