Since February our project team has been creating awareness of the Liberated Learning Youth Initiative, which strives to empower students with disabilities through access to a new Speech Recognition transcription system. During the project, participants will be given special user accounts where they will be able to upload recorded lectures and receive speech recognition generated, multimedia transcripts.
The call to participate is now available. Brief application forms for Students, Faculty, and Support Professionals are posted at www.transcribeyourclass.ca. This fall 2010 academic year, there will be 75 user accounts available. Given the project focus, applications from students with disabilities directly will have priority. Applications from Faculty and Support Professionals provide institutions with the opportunity to reserve an account, given that many prospective students are not accessible over the summer/not yet registered for fall courses.
We encourage you to review the participation criteria on the website, share this message within your institution and various networks, and apply to participate. Please contact any of our project team for assistance with the application or for more information.
We look forward to working with you.