What is C-Print®?
C-Print ® is a speech-to-text system developed at the National Technical
Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as
an access service option for some deaf and hard-of-hearing students in educational
environments. It was developed by researchers to improve the classroom experience
for students at both the secondary and college levels.
The basis of C-Print is printed text of spoken English displayed
in real time, which is a proven and appropriate means of acquiring
information for some individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
The name C-Print reflects the real-time provision of text
that can be seen-the sound of the letter C corresponds to
the word see. C also is the first letter of the word computer
and reflects the nature of the system's computer-based operation.