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Assistive Technology Showcase

U.S. General Services Administration
Center for Information Technology Accommodation (CITA)
Assistive Technology Showcase

July 2004 Assistive Technology Day

This month the Center for Information Technology Accommodation, Assistive Technology Showcase will be presenting captioning solutions from Computer Prompting & Captioning Co. Sidney Hoffman will provide demonstrations on post production and real-time closed captioning software and services that will help you in complying with Section 508 requirements. He has new software to demonstrate and is interested in showing this technology. This is your opportunity to learn more about this technology and how it can be used in your workplace.

For those that are not in the area and unable to attend personally, CPC will be presenting live captioned webcasts during the Assistive Technology Day describing their captioning systems and services. To view the live webcasts go to http://www.cpcweb.com/wlive/video.html for the webcast times, and instructions on how to view the webcasts.

Below are further details on all products that will be demonstrated.

This event is free and no registration is required. The length of this demonstration is every hour, starting at 9 a.m. the next at 10:00 a.m. and will be continuous throughout the day at the beginning of each hour and ending at 3 p.m. This event is not an all day demonstration but was designed for you to come in and spend one hour to learn about this technology. If you come in during the demonstration you can stay till the next presentation begins then leave when the information is repeated.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS, etc: There will be sign language interpreters during the demonstration from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Assistive Listening Devices will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please distribute this announcement to personnel within your agency so that everyone can benefit from this event.

DATE: Thursday, July 29, 2004

TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9, 10, 11, 12, 1, and 2)

LOCATION: U.S. General Services Administration (Central Office)
1800 F. Street, NW
Room 1216
Washington, DC 20405

Who can attend: Government employees and individuals interested in technology for persons with disabilities.

Security Information: All government employees with government ID's can proceed through security checking station, non-government employees will have to sign in and have a CITA employee escort you to room 1216, the guard will call CITA for assistance.

Transportation: Take the Metro, Orange or Blue line to Farragut West, exit the Metro on the 18th street side and walk south on 18th street about 4 blocks. GSA is on the corner of 18th and F Street. Main entrance is at the middle of the building on F Street.

Parking: There are two parking garages on 18th street, one on the right and one on the left just as you pass F Street, between F and G streets.

Product information:

The following closed captioning software will be demonstrated:

Captioning Software (Windows Based)

  • CPC-500 CaptionMaker, Realtime captioning software that automatically captions as you speak through the use of speech recognition software.
  • CPC-600 CaptionMaker. Easy-to-use post-production captioning software designed to let you caption videotape within an hour of setting up your system.
  • CPC-700 CaptionMaker. Professional time code based captioning software.
  • CPC-700NL CaptionMaker. Professional non-linear time code based captioning software.
  • CCaption World's only closed caption encoding software.

Captioning Software (Macintosh Based)

  • MacCaption-DV Complete captioning system on a CD. Works with digital video.
  • MacCaption-NLE Complete captioning system on a CD. Works with non-linear editing systems and digital video.
  • Caption World's only closed caption encoding software.

Captioning Services

  • Videotape
  • DVD
  • Live Broadcast
  • Live Webcast
  • Video-on-Demand Webcast

CPC has been developing and selling captioning software since 1986, and has operated a captioning service since 1989.

CPC is an 8(a) certified company.

CPC closed captioning products and services are on GSA Schedule GS-35F-4672G

For further information please contact Marilyn Estep, 202-501-3322 (voice) 202-501-2010 (TDD), or email: marilyn.estep@gsa.gov.

DISCLAIMER: GSA, CITA does not endorse the products mentioned above or any other products displayed or demonstrated in their Assistive Technology Showcase. All references to products are solely for the purpose of educating the workforce on assistive technology products for persons with disabilities.

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