We are stenographers who work closely with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community by providing realtime captioning of live events. This service is called CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation). A CART captioner transcribes words on a stenotype machine which are then converted into English by special computer software. The result is a verbatim English transcription, in realtime, which provides the individual or audience access to the spoken word.
The words can be displayed in a variety of ways: on an individual cell phone, on an iPad or tablet, on a computer screen, projected onto a large screen in an auditorium, or on hundreds of remote virtual users’ screens around the world. We work onsite or virtually at the following types of events: