The Live Text Access (LTA) project is an online training course for people who would like to be speech-to-text interpreters. The aim of the project is to train students as respeakers or velotypists.
The LTA course is a self-paced and self-learning course that enables people to acquire the necessary skills to start out as a respeaker or a velotypist. As a respeaker, you will use speech recognition software to create subtitles, whereas as a velotypist, you will use a Velotype keyboard. The LTA course includes six self-contained units. The course is in English, but the standards for real time captioning can apply to any other language.
With the course, the students can do exams and become certified speech-to-text interpreters/subtitlers.
On the Live Text Access project (LTA) website, www.ltaproject.eu , you can read more information about the online training course.
The project has made an introduction video: "Hear There & Everywhere" that can be found here: https://youtu.be/ENvtPI5IJEY
In the film, students and others show what it is like to live with hearing loss in different daily life situations, at home, at work, as a volunteer and when a person with hearing loss uses public transport. This involves the use of audiological treatment, the use of gadgets, assistive listening systems and speech-to-text at meetings and subtitles from the media.
The project has been made through a balanced participation of three universities, two accessibility service providers, Sub-Ti Access and Velotype, one production company, one certification association and the end user associations EFHOH (European Federarion of the Hard of Hearing).
The LTA project is supported by the EU program Erasmus Plus.
Read more about the Live Text Access (LTA) project here: www.ltaproject.eu