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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005,
more than
18 million persons  between the ages of 16 and 64 had physical or sensory disabilities.

 

As a result of its years of experience working with organizations such as the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, EST is highly experienced in ensuring that conferences and events are accessible to all participants. 

This includes:

Sign Language Interpretation

A sign language interpreter translating as DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff addresses the Working Conference on Emergency Management and Individuals with Disabilities and the Elderly

A sign language interpreter translating as DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff addresses the Working Conference on Emergency Management and Individuals with Disabilities and the Elderly

  • Hotel and meeting site surveys that focus on accessibility

  • Providing sign language interpreters for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind persons

  • Producing conference materials in Braille, Large Cell Braille, and large print versions

  • Providing materials in formats usable by text readers

  • Displaying speeches and discussions as captions on a large screen via Computer Aided Realtime Translation (CART)

  • Making available other technologies, for example, Assistive Hearing Devices such as FM sound systems that improve communication for people with hearing loss in situations where hearing aids alone are inadequate

  • Ensuring that Internet sites are compliant with 508 standards.

CART Technology in Use

Picture of Computer Assisted Realtime Translation technology in use - captioning on large screen

CART provides instant translation of the spoken word into English text. It is performed by a CART reporter using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and realtime software. The text is then displayed on devices ranging from a room-size screen such as shown above, or on a computer monitor.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, 10 percent of the United States population between the ages of 16 and 64 had physical or sensory disabilities (see source table here).  This represents more than 18 million persons.

As the population ages, accessibility and communications issues are more and more important when planning an event or conference.

EST works with very experienced audio consultants to ensure that the amplification for an event or conference - the microphones, audio speakers, sound quality - are designed to fill the room appropriately. This avoids the unfortunate problem of people in the back of the room being unable to hear while the ones in front are being subjected to painful decibel levels.  In addition, CART technology (shown at left) and Assistive Hearing Devices, in particular, are very useful in situations with bad acoustic properties or background noise.

EST has the experience, knowledge, and resources to ensure that each event is a good experience for everyone who attends.
 


Enterprise Services & Technologies, Inc.

1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 420, Silver Spring, MD 20910   
Telephone: 301-588-6046    Fax: 301-495-2330
E-mail: contact_est@ent-s-t.com