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2010

2010 Past Achievements

Video Accessibility Act Passes and Is Signed by President Obama

Other Accomplishments

Standards for Mobile Digital Television Devices Announced; Includes Captioning Compatibility

Tennessee Court Reporters Association Successfully Advocates for the Passage of Anti-Contracting Legislation NCRA Secures Nearly $1 million in Allocated Federal Funding for Realtime Education  

Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not getting all the facts when it comes to replacing stenographic court reporters with digital audio to save the state money

January

NCRA President Issues Open Response to COSCA

NCRF Thanks VHP Day Participants – Photos Now Available

February

Utah Supreme Court Justice Supplied with Incorrect Information as Effect of Removing Official Court Reporters from District Courts

New Professional Grant Deadline Approaching

March

Officials Chat Transcript on Utah Available

April

Standards for Mobile Digital Television Devices Announced; Includes Captioning Compatibility

NCRA Gets Clarification in Utah; Transcript Production Time Not Reduced by Replacing Court Reporters, Says Chief Justice

New Privacy Rules in Massachusetts Could Have Major Impact On Court Reporters

California Reporters Laid Off

June

Tennessee Court Reporters Association Successfully Advocates for the Passage of Anti-Contracting Legislation

U.S. House of Representatives Hear Comments on Accessibility Bill

Alabama Victory on Mandatory Certification Stems from NCRA Boot Camp

July

Officials' Chat Focuses on Some Judges Banning Wireless Realtime

NCRA Secures Nearly $1 million in Allocated Federal Funding for Realtime Education

Accessibility Act Makes It Out of Subcommittee

Nevada Supreme Court Subcommittee Considers Court Reporting Positions

August

Ocala, Fla., Reporters Stand up to JAC

Task Force Looks at Future Opportunities for Official Stenographic Court Reporters

NCRA Responds to Department of Education Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

September

Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not getting all the facts when it comes to replacing stenographic court reporters with digital audio to save the state money

NCRA P.R. campaign yields positive-impact story on the profession and new Board director in New Jersey

New Laws on the Horizon for Court Reporters

Video Accessibility Legislation Passes House, Awaits President’s Signature; Act Will Create Substantial Demand for Realtime Captioners

October

Court Reporters Ready to Serve as Anchor of Closed Captioning Required by 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

NCRA Part of White House Ceremony as Obama Signed Internet Captioning Act

Small Business Jobs & Credit Act Will Be a Major Boost for NCRA Members

Five Court Reporting Schools Receive Federal Grants Totaling Nearly $1.4 million

FCC Seeks Comments on Closed Captioning

November

NCRA Attends Department of Education Hearings

NCRA Realtime Wireless Task Force Moving Forward

Court Rules in Favor of DeMichelle Deposition Reporters of Northern California

December

Cinemark Theatre Chain Sued by the Hearing Impaired

California Fines Firm for Violating Gift-Giving Rule

Alabama Victory on Mandatory Certification Stems from NCRA Boot Camp

NCRA Responds to Department of Education Notice of Proposed Rulemaking