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    LissaK is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Deaf children or parents and T4L

    Hi.

    Does any Deaf parent or parent with Deaf child use this program?

    Looked at the program and noticed that there is a lot of audio that does not have captions or transcript. Is there any option to fix that or any program compatible with?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks.

    Lissa

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    Unfortunately, the basic assistive technologies (such as screen readers for the blind and captions for the deaf and hard of hearing) are not supported by this program.

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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    I just received some new information about this, which I will copy and paste:

    In Language Arts grades 3-8—Chapters--Vocabulary, Comprehension, & Process Skills: Think Alouds—you can turn the Closed Captioning feature on and off by using the F8 Function Key. Any audio that is spoken will appear in the bottom portion of the screen. Text on screen is not included in the CC area, however the text “reading text on screen” appears instead.

    In most cases, the text that does appear for the CC is synched to the audio, however in some cases, there was too much text, and rather than having the text be smaller than 10 pts, they needed to split the CC text into two sections. If the audio is on, and the user is following along with the CC, this might be a bit confusing, however it does not distract from the meaning of the activity.

    In addition, there are some cases where the spoken and written words in the CC differ. This was done purposely, as we speak differently than we write. Again, in the cases where a person is following along with both the audio and the CC text, this may be a bit confusing; however it does not distract from the meaning of the activity.

    Finally, these activities contain a Pause feature if there is period of inactivity. The CC text does not dim with the rest of the screen, so the user can pause and continue to read the CC text as needed.

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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