Innovative Practices 2014 on Accessibility

Oral communication made fully accessible

All aspects of oral communication in daily life are made accessible. Furthermore SCOP Le Messageur offers transcription services for events, meetings, conferences, congresses, cultural events etc. with the transcriber on site or working remotely via the internet.

“The expertise of our team not only lies in the translation of spoken text; we also advise on the accessibility of event locations and conduct training on safety in regard to venues.”

Samuel POULINGUE
About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:SCOP Le Messageur
Organisation:SCOP Le Messageur
Country
of origin
France
Beneficiaries targeted Persons with hearing impairments
Approach/ model/ solution:Service to enable phone calls, simultaneous transcription

FACTS & FIGURES

  • National winner of the Business Creation award in the ‘social economy’ category organised by Boutique de gestion (BGE) (2012)
  • Winner of the Social Innovation Award (2013)
  • Approx. 20 clients per week
  • 4 employees working as transcribers

PROBLEMS TARGETED

Oral communication is predominant in our society. People who do not respond correctly to a question due to hearing impairments might easily be mistaken as mentally impaired.

PROJECT

SCOP Le Messageur offers simultaneous transcription of speech in French, in 15 other languages (English, German, Spanish, etc.) and in Braille (for deaf blind people). The transcribed text can be read on a PC screen, a mobile device or a screen installed in a meeting room or similar.

CURRENT SITUATION & OUTLOOK

SCOP Le Messageur has won several awards and participated in several competitions. The expertise and innovation lies not only in the tools used and implemented (transcription and induction loops) but even more importantly in the advocacy of equal opportunities. Technical tools such as magnetic loops for sound adjustments are primarily used to eliminate surrounding noises in order to send only the sound of the voice of the person speaking directly into the hearing aid.

SONY DSCSCOP Le Messageur offers transcription services for events, meetings, colloquiums, conferences, congresses, cultural events etc.
CONTACT

Mr. Samuel POULINGUE
SCOP Le Messageur
53, rue de la Bucaille, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
France | +33-684607541
s.poulingue@lemessageur.com
www.lemessageur.com

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