HOW IS CART CAPTIONING DIFFERENT FROM COURT REPORTING?
The focus of CART and broadcast captioning is equal access to communication in the present moment. Captioners use their skills to provide highly accurate and complete realtime translation of the spoken word so persons with hearing loss receive the same information as those who hear. Thus, unlike court reporting, the emphasis is not on the resulting transcript perfected after the fact, but on the precise rendering speech into text to be viewed right here, right now. Captioners also note environmental cues and sounds, must be adept at skills like fingerspelling and properly punctuating on the fly, need a current knowledge and sensitivity about working with persons who are deaf and hard of hearing, etc. According to the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Guidelines for CART Captioners, an entry-level CART captioner should have a realtime total accuracy rate of at least 98%, with a goal of 99% and above.
ARE YOU HIRING?
Total Recall is always on the lookout for excellent CART and broadcast captioners to join our esteemed team. Please contact us for further information.
DOES TOTAL RECALL TRAIN CART CAPTIONERS?
Are you a court reporter thinking about transitioning or a high-speed student interested in CART captioning? Total Recall will train proficient realtime stenowriters to work with us. Work samples will be evaluated before acceptance into our train-to-work program. Minimum speed required for students is Qualifier level. Please contact us for more information.