CART Captioning For Those With Hearing Loss

What Is CART Captioning?

CART stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation. CART is the instant translation of the spoken word into text. CART captioning services by Caption Pros can be provided in-person or remotely. Captions are displayed on an Internet-connected device like a tablet, smartphone or laptop and are delivered in realtime to the viewer.


Who Uses CART Captioning?

For anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing, it can be a challenge to navigate all of the conversations taking place every day around him or her. CART captioning by Caption Pros is used in a variety of situations from the classroom to the workplace and even on vacation. Our captioners can provide captions wherever you need them and make any setting accessible.


CART Captioning In The Classroom

CART captioning can make a difference in the classroom by providing realtime access to spoken content in the classroom. CART captioning can assist students who are deaf or hard of hearing, are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders, have other learning disabilities or have English-language needs. CART captioning can improve literacy and language comprehension for all students from K-12 up to university level students.

Students can have live CART captioning services for their lecture or lab and then receive a transcript immediately following the class. All we need to make this happen is reliable access to your audio feed and an Internet connection. If we can hear the lecture or class discussion, we can caption it and provide a realtime stream of the content in text streamed to the student’s laptop or tablet. Caption Pros can provide CART Captioning on-site or remotely for any classroom situation.


CART Captioning In The Workplace

CART captioning is used in the workplace for meetings, training sessions, seminars, and teleconference calls. Captions Pros’ CART captioners only need access to the audio of your meeting. CART captioning in the workplace setting can be done remotely or in person on-site. If done remotely, our captioners will listen to the audio and caption everything they hear – including identifying the speakers if it is a meeting with multiple presenters. All you will need is an Internet-connected device to view the captions like a tablet, smartphone or laptop.


CART Captioning On The Go

CART Captioning can also be used in other unique settings like a walking tour of a museum or outdoor gardens. Caption Pros’ CART captioners are mobile! We have captioned in many unique circumstances and are happy to work with you to come up with an accessibility solution. We have provided captions for an individual at a wedding and for someone on a tour while on vacation. Caption Pros has also provided live captioning in a culinary setting in front and in back of the house. We customized an audio solution to be able to hear around the kitchen to allow a culinary student to view her captions while cooking and taking orders. We can work remotely or on-site and have the technology needed to provide an accessible solution practically anyplace.


How Is CART Captioning Done?

Caption Pros has a team of highly trained and certified realtime captioners. Our captioner listens to your meeting or event and then accurately types every spoken word using a stenographic keyboard. The captioner’s computer then translates the steno language into English text, formatted as captions. Those captions are then streamed to an Internet-connected device like a smartphone, tablet or laptop. The individual receiving the service can then read the captions in realtime on their device through a link the captioner will provide. We can provide access and inclusion anytime, anywhere.

In addition to CART captioning services by Caption Pros, we also include an electronic file following your session. When time is of the essence, we may also use realtime editors during your live event to ensure a fully edited transcript is ready immediately following the conclusion. While the industry standard is to provide roughly edited files within 24 hours, we can provide a fully edited transcript delivered the same day as your event if requested.


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