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NCRA Webinars

Thursday, May 26, 2016: 4:00 – 5:30 pm EST (0.15 CEU)

Title: Medical Captioning

Description: Medical Captioning will discuss several different potential applications of medical terminology in realtime captioning. Whether in a legal, academic, professional, or community setting, having a good command of medical words can be vital to the success of a captioner. In this webinar, we will discuss prefixes, suffixes, research skills, fingerspelling techniques, and other strategies that can be used to build a robust medical dictionary. We will also talk about the similarities and differences between various medical captioning spheres, and how best to negotiate each.

Presenter: Mirabai Knight, RDR, CRC – StenoKnight CART Services

Mirabai Knight, RDR, CRC, has always been fascinated by science and technology, and leapt at the chance to help Norma Miller found White Coat Captioning, a boutique captioning firm specializing in medical and technical material, so that she could surround herself with the dense, fast-paced jargon that she loves. Her favorite subjects to caption are Immunology, Toxicology, Microbiology, and anything related to free and open source software. Relatedly, she is also the founder of the Open Steno Project, an umbrella organization designed to produce free and open source stenographic software, hardware, and training tools.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016: 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST (0.10 CEU)

Title: Best Practices and Tips for Honing your Broadcast Captioning Skills

Description: This webinar, taught by experienced broadcast captioners, will provide a look at how to incorporate the FCC's Best Practices and how to refine your skills to become the best broadcast captioner you can be

Presenters: Darlene Parker, RPR, FAPR, CAPM and Cathy Holiday, RMR, CRR, CRC

Darlene Parker - Immediately upon graduation from court reporting school in 1974, Darlene began her career as an official at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. After 10 years of what she calls “hard labor,” she joined the National Captioning Institute (NCI) as a realtime captioner. She was only the sixth person in the country to provide broadcast captioning. She has captioned a wide range of programming, consisting of national and local news, sports, and special events, including the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the Academy Awards. She became a Realtime Supervisor in 1988, and since 2007 she has been the Director of Steno Captioning and Realtime Relations. Ms. Parker has trained more than 200 captioners, including captioners from the British Broadcasting Corporation. Her duties now include managing NCI’s Steno Captioning Department, assisting in the daily operations of NCI, and acting as a client liaison. She is a co-author of “Realtime Writing” and “Realtime Writing: Second Edition,” and has written many articles for the JCR. She has taught numerous captioning workshops, seminars, and has served on various NCRA committees. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama. Ms. Parker is also an advocate and public education speaker for the American Cancer Society. Being a breast cancer survivor of 38 years and a melanoma survivor of 13 years, she feels strongly about sharing her story of how early detection saved her life – twice.

Cathy Holiday - A Registered Merit Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter and Certified Realtime Captioner, Cathy holds an associate's degree in court and conference reporting from Madison Area Technical College. She has served as an alternate board member for Colorado Court Reporters Association and as co-chair of the Captioning/Cart committee along with being a student mentor. She worked 17 years as a deposition reporter and official reporter before joining NCI in 2006 as a broadcast captioner. She captions several hours each day for a major sports network, along with numerous fast-paced entertainment and news programs.

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