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6. Use real-time captioning during meetings.

Real-time captioning tends to be less effective in small groups or interactive discussions than in lectures. With real-time captioning, a transcriptionist types the discussion comments on computer-based transcription equipment. The speaker's words are typed into the computer and then immediately relayed to a laptop or projected onto a larger screen. The captioning also provides a transcript for later use. This may not be the best accommodation in small group meetings. The student, however, is the best source of information regarding his needs.