Testimonials : Live captioning
I’ve been deaf since birth and am not completely comfortable using the phone as I can only get around 70% of what’s being said. We do a lot of conference calls as we are a global firm. This has always been difficult for me due to varying quality of sound and different accents.
I use 121 Captions’ speech-to-text captioning service and it has been invaluable in helping me with conference calls. it complements and confirms what I’m hearing so that I get the full picture.
— Senior Tax Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
You’ve been a great help, we’ll certainly be in touch again.
— Al Jazeera, Qatar
Rave reports about how brilliant you were
— Sky News
My thanks to 121 Captions for delivering a quality captioning service to our major conference in Qatar. They helped make the proceedings and discussion truly accessible to deaf people attending, allowing them to fully engage with the content.
– David Banes, Qatar
A huge thanks to your captioner for the conference meeting today. She was able to catch up really quickly after being given the wrong phone number to log on the conference call. The quality of the captions was absolutely excellent, I’m amazed! Thank you again.
– Consultant, Association of Train Operating Companies, England
I was very impressed with the captioning service, which enabled me to follow all of the conference speeches.
– Department for Education, England
I have two cochlear implants and I am studying an Honours in Genetics this year.
121 Captions is a service provided that produces a live transcription of a class or conference whereby the person who needs the live transcription can read what it happening on his/her cell phone/tablet/laptop.
Currently, 121 Captions have been assisting me with my lectures every day since the beginning of April. As I listen to my lecturer, I read the live transcription from my cell phone, although a tablet is more ideal.
Without 121 assisting me, I wouldn’t have been able to fully understand my lectures as I tend to miss out when I listen. I also can’t remember things when I hear it, which makes it even more difficult. I am therefore able to remember everything I read, thus 121 also provides the transcription of the lecture at the end of the day for me to read in my own time and to study from.
It is one of the best services I have encountered, not only for people with a hearing disability but for anyone who needs a transcription of a class, lecture, conference or even a board meeting. Thank you 121 Captions for assisting me!
— Student, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Remote captioning is a brilliant invention! In the past I used to sit in meetings and workshops completely lost and having no idea what is going on. Now I know same time than anyone else what is been talked in meetings and what has been decided instead of waiting for meeting minutes for weeks. Nowadays I feel more part of the team, and I think my colleagues are happier as well knowing that I don’t feel excluded anymore.
– Library Information Assistant, University of Westminster, England
Having been at a crossroad of deciding between a role that suits my hearing or one I’m passionate about, I chose not to limit myself. I took the leap and found a great Agile company. But the challenge certainly didn’t end there. Missing out details when lipreading started to have an impact on my functioning in this fast changing IT world. Using 121 Captions enabled me to overcome this. They understand the flexibility you need as a consultant and customise their service together with you.
– Scrum Master, Unboxed Consulting, London, England
121 Captions worked very hard and at short notice to get me remote captions during my graduation ceremony when I received my MSc. The captions were also streamed directly to a second iPad for my mother, who is profoundly deaf too. We were both able to relax and both enjoy full access to the ceremony, which I think is a first for us in an educational event. I cannot thank 121 Captions enough for making it possible for me to be included at my graduation, and also for making it possible for me to obtain my supervised practice.
– Student, MSc Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Wales
I am totally deaf, having lost my hearing suddenly, over 40 years ago. My work often involves group meetings and training sessions etc., and I have always struggled with these, as I cannot follow what is being said, especially if the speaker is not facing me directly. Although I have used electronic note taking support in the past, I have been using 121 Captions’ remote captioning service for the past year or so. This has proved to be a great improvement, negating the need, and expense, for an onsite communicator. It is an extremely valuable service helping me to keep up and follow meetings. Additionally, the transcripts provided also prove useful as an aid for preparing minutes for future meetings. I cannot recommend the service from 121 Captions highly enough.
– The Police Rehabilitation Centre, England
Thanks once again for your incredible help – it really was a tremendous transcript you provided to us.
– The Associated Press
Terrific! Thank you so much! Hope to work with you again!
– TV4 Sweden
I have always found Tina to be extremely professional, with copy arriving just as ordered. To newspapers, deadlines are extremely important on busy news days, and 121 Captions know how to deliver on a tight schedule. Brilliant stuff.
— David Collins, Deputy Insight Editor at Sunday Times and News Reporter of the Year 2012, England
Great work. Exactly what I asked for. Well done.
— Daily Mirror, England
– Deafway, Isle of Man
I’ve had severe to profound hearing loss since birth. I think being deaf can really restrict your employment and career prospects, especially in fields where information is passed around verbally.
The Access to Work scheme has been great. It funded all the support I needed, and made it easier for the company too, as they wouldn’t have had a clue what to provide.
Captioning is vital for me as it enables me to do my job effectively. Having 121 Captions’ remote service allows me to access the support in a more flexible manner and not worry that it won’t be available when I really need it. I think that remote captioning is transforming access for deaf people.
– Assistive Technology practitioner, Optalis, England
121 Captions has transformed my professional life. As a project manager for sculpture park my work is very wide ranging and often involves a lot of jargon based technical planning and artist selection discussions with national experts. The art world often operates in a very last minute way and one of the key advantages of using the 121 service is they often are able to provide their service at short notice and I can book them for short meetings. Previously, I would have to book support workers months in advance and commit to several hours regardless of whether I needed it. When I look to the future of my career, I now think I can travel the world, because I can take 121 with me. It’s opened new possibilities and ambitions that did not exist for me before.
– Project Manager, Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust, England