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  • June 21, 2013 — Veterans History Project Day in Nashville
    Join us in celebrating these heroes on Friday, Aug. 9, during NCRA’s Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn., when NCRF will host a Veterans History Project Day.
  • June 17, 2013 — Court Reporting in the Spotlight During National Small Business Week
    The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country's leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, applauds the many court reporting firms and freelance court reporting professionals that contribute to local, state, and the national economy in recognition of National Small Business Week June 17-21.
  • June 7, 2013 — Why you might be interested in Intersteno 2013
    Intersteno President Fausto Ramondelli explains why American reporters might have an interest in Intersteno next month in Belgium
  • June 6, 2013 — Confirm your free Sourcebook listing information today
    Attention Associate and Reporter members: you should have received your annual Sourcebook update this week. The deadline for changes is June.
  • June 6, 2013 — Foundation student intern scholarships available
    Educators and students: NCRF is soliciting nominations for two Student Intern Scholarships. Two students who meet specific criteria will be awarded $1,000 each.
  • June 6, 2013 — Wisconsin Association of Legal Professionals joins Ethics First
    The Wisconsin Association of Legal Professionals (WALP) has formally signed up as an Ethics First supporter, becoming the first association representing legal professionals to do so. NCRA's Ethics First program was developed to recognize NCRA members who have made a commitment to abide by and promote the rules of the Code of Professional Ethics (COPE), particularly with regard to gift-giving.

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April

  • April 30, 2013 — TechCon 2013 Recap
    Scottsdale, Ariz.- Providing ample opportunities for attendees to share information, exchange ideas, and expand their professional network, TechCon 2013 attracted hundreds of legal professionals from different corners of the industry. The event, held April 19-21, combined the best of NCRA's technology workshops with unique approaches to conference learning, tailored specifically for court reporters, legal videographers, and trial presenters.
  • April 25, 2013 — Announcing NCRF’s fourth Oral Histories Program partner
    The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) is pleased to announce that it a fourth official partner has joined its Oral Histories Program: the Illinois Secretary of State’s Illinois State Library. The Illinois State Library is honoring veterans from that state by archiving the stories of their wartime experiences in the Illinois Veterans History Project, as well as the Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress.
  • April 25, 2013 — Make the promise
    As you know, 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of National Court Reporters Foundation’s official partnership with the Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress. We are so proud of that! With the help of so many NCRA members, we’ve coordinated the completion and submission of more than 2,875 veterans’ histories to the Library of Congress for inclusion in its VHP archives.
  • April 25, 2013 — Upcoming Board member visits in your area
    One of the most important and rewarding duties of a member of the NCRA Board of Directors is the opportunity to attend state affiliate conventions. Board members meet one-on-one with attendees and discuss issues and activities from a national perspective.
  • April 23, 2013 — Court reporting ranked as 68th best job in country
    Court reporting was ranked as the 68th best job overall on a list released today by CareerCast.com, a career website.
  • April 17, 2013 — ABA lobbies for fair and impartial justice
    The American Bar Association held its annual fly-in day, during which its members meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. On their agenda are funding the Legal Services Corporation and filling judicial vacancies.
  • April 11, 2013 — NCRA to be represented on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance
    NCRA lobbyist, Adam Finkel, named co-chair
  • April 11, 2013 — Sequester causes federal court delays
    A few people in the media have noted the sequester’s effects on the federal judiciary, which has hurt access by the public to the judicial process and to the court system overall.
  • April 11, 2013 — Special Donation to NCRF from the Shorthand Reporters Association of Australia (SRAA)
    Earlier this year, the Shorthand Reporters Association of Australia ceased to exist as an association and had to make a decision about the remaining funds in their bank account. SRAA officers, including former president Suzanne Mendra and treasurer Polly Templeton, decided to close the bank account and donate the remaining funds to NCRF.
  • April 11, 2013 — Stenograph steps up for NCRF—AGAIN!
    Once again, Stenograph is donating a new Diamante to NCRF for the Foundation’s fundraiser at Convention in Nashville this summer. Raffle tickets will be sold on site only: $50 for one, or three for $125. The winner will be able to choose one of the exciting Diamante colors.

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February

  • February 28, 2013 — Improve the quality of your audio
    Wes Long, Director of Technology for Dynamic Captioning, LLC explains that there is actually a lot you can do to help fix "muffled" audio.
  • February 21, 2013 — Court Reporting and Captioning Week highlights
    Theindependent.com reports on two official court reporters for the Ninth Judicial District of Nebraska, who are getting involved with National Court Reporting and Captioning Week.
  • February 21, 2013 — Future stenographers participate in demonstration
    Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, made news again as students in the court reporting program continue to participate in National Court Reporting and Captioning Week.
  • February 20, 2013 — Captioning business to host open house Wednesday
    Voice to Print Captioning LLC is hosting an open house and demonstration of realtime court reporting and captioning technology.
  • February 20, 2013 — Court reporting school makes news in Texas
    Kiii TV News interviewed Whitnie Brezina and Iris de la Garza from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, about the occupations in the field as part of National Court Reporting and Captioning Week.
  • February 20, 2013 — People urged to consider court reporting as a career
    During National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, court reporter Tracy Bennett, RPR, CRR, is encouraging today’s youth to consider a career in court reporting.
  • February 20, 2013 — Spirit Week at College of Court Reporting
    In celebration of the first annual National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, the College of Court Reporting is hosting a spirit week.
  • February 20, 2013 — The importance of court reporters
    The Harding Law blog posted on Saturday about the importance of a court reporter's role and how court reporters are essential in recording and memorializing the testimony and argument presented.
  • February 15, 2013 — Court Reporting and Captioning Week recognized in Congressional Record
    Congressman Ron Kind joins nationwide effort to showcase professionals, career opportunities in stenographic court reporting and captioning.
  • February 7, 2013 — Capturing the spoken word and each other’s hearts
    When we think of couples, more than a few come to mind. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Sonny and Cher. John Lennon and Yoko Ono. In the court reporting world, we have several couples who have captured the spoken word — and each other’s hearts. Some have met while on the job, others through mutual friends, and some even while visiting an online forum. Whether they’ve been together for decades or just met within the past few years, these court reporting couples have made a mark in the industry and have been there for each other along the way.

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December

  • December 20, 2012 — Distinguished Service Award Nominations Now Open
    The Distinguished Service Award encourages and recognizes work amounting to distinguished service by individual members of NCRA for the benefit of the reporting profession.
  • December 20, 2012 — Donate Your Vacation Property to NCRF
    NCRF needs vacation properties for its Sixth Annual Vacation Property Auction to be held at NCRA’s Firm Owners Executive Conference in Dana Point, California, February 3-5, 2013.
  • December 20, 2012 — TRAIN tips and success stories
  • December 20, 2012 — Time savers to be had with just a little effort
    With the start of the new year, why not make a pledge to make your life easier? Give me an hour, and you can start saving time.
  • December 19, 2012 — 2012 SAVE award
    Recently, the White House issued nominations for the SAVE Award (Securing American Value and Efficiency), an award given annually to the federal government employee who proposes the best idea to make government work more effectively and efficiently and ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.
  • December 6, 2012 — Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus planning for an expanded program in 2013
    The Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus held a meeting to begin planning for an expanded program for 2013. NCRA strongly supports the caucus and will continue to attend briefings and meet with members of Congress to ensure that broadcast captioners and CART providers are represented with our nation’s elected officials on Capitol Hill.
  • December 6, 2012 — Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus planning for an expanded program in 2013
    The Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus held a meeting to begin planning for an expanded program for 2013. NCRA strongly supports the caucus and will continue to attend briefings and meet with members of Congress to ensure that broadcast captioners and CART providers are represented with our nation’s elected officials on Capitol Hill.
  • December 6, 2012 — Gifting and the holiday season
    With the holiday season upon us, it is important to remember why NCRA focuses so strongly on educating court reporters, attorneys, and other legal professionals on the subject of incentive gift-giving. While many offices will likely be inundated with desserts, gift baskets, fruit, and other small thank you gifts during the month of December, the ethical implications often associated with such gift giving should be kept in mind as the year draws to a close.
  • December 6, 2012 — Many affected by courts' budget cuts
    Over the past few months, a number of articles have shed light on how budget cuts in courts are harming average Americans. On RH Reality Check, a blog site supported by a law firm that focuses on women’s issues and gender disparity, an October 16, 2012, article by Sheila Bapat mentions that some states have reported greater difficulties in timely restraining order hearings and enforcement of abuser sentences.
  • December 6, 2012 — Senate fails to ratify United Nations CRPD Treaty
    On December 4, the United States Senate failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty (CRPD) from the United Nations by a vote of 61 in favor to 38 opposed.
  • December 6, 2012 — Tennessee Court Reporters Association hosts one-day Boot Camp
    The Tennessee Court Reporters Association, in conjunction with NCRA’s Government Relations Department, hosted approximately 30 members for a one-day, mini Legislative Boot Camp. Throughout the day, sessions were held on the basics of politics, grassroots lobbying, and communications tips and techniques, with an intense focus on the issue of third-party contracting.
  • December 6, 2012 — “Make the Promise” and guard the record of America’s heroes!

November

  • November 29, 2012 — At the TRAIN Stop…
    As you may know, the new Windows 8 contains major changes in the user interface. A very helpful tutorial for anyone who is starting to use Windows 8 can be found here.
  • November 29, 2012 — Productivity: My top 10 gadgets
    Productivity is defined as "The quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services." As a busy professional, I am always striving to find new ways to aid me in my quest to complete a job more efficiently. After all, who doesn't want more time to spend with family and friends; right? Read more about Lynette's top 10 gadgets.
  • November 14, 2012 — Court reporters make headlines working with veterans
    In the wake of Veterans Day yesterday, court reporters are making headlines nationwide because of their participation in transcribing veterans histories as a part of NCRF’s “Make the Promise” initiative.
  • November 9, 2012 — Special Election Coverage
    It is our pleasure to provide you with a brief update on the election and our nonpartisan analysis of what’s next in Washington.
  • November 8, 2012 — Make it meaningful
    As we approach Veterans Day (November 11), the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) urges all members of NCRA to honor our nation’s veterans this November by honoring their service from Veterans Day through Thanksgiving by participating in a Make It Meaningful activity. There are so many things we can do to say, Thank You.
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    • November 29, 2011 — Subtitles key to powerful online videos
      A subtitled video makes for far more powerful content, Forbes argues.
    • November 21, 2011 — NCRA Executive Director Mark Golden to Leave Association in May 2012
      Mark Golden, executive director and chief executive officer of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), announced today that he will leave the association upon the expiration of his current contract.
    • November 18, 2011 — Arizona Movie Theatres Install Closed Captioning Equipment
      A legal agreement initiated by blind and deaf customers helped Harkins Theatres to begin installing closed captioning equipment.
    • November 18, 2011 — Criminal Cases Begin Using Electronic Evidence
      A vehicle’s “event data recorder” is capable of recording a driver’s behavior.
    • November 14, 2011 — Alexander Gallo Holdings’ sale approved
      Alexander Gallo Holdings, LLC received court approval for its sale to Bayside Capital, Inc.
    • November 8, 2011 — BBC voice recognition captioning angers viewers
      Captioning errors on the BBC’s live shows have been drawing negative attention from consumers and the media. Stories in major media outlets have mocked the network’s “ludicrous” computer-generated captions.
    • November 8, 2011 — Changes at Gallaudet spark debate over deaf culture
      Gallaudet University is widely known as a higher education institution for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. In recent years, however, an unprecedented number of incoming students to Gallaudet don’t fit the traditional mold of students coming from schools for the deaf who use sign language to communicate.
    • November 8, 2011 — Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children at increased risk of bullying
      A child who is deaf or hard-of-hearing faces unique challenges in keeping pace with his or her classmates. Add bullying to the mix and you have a problem that can be overwhelming for the student, the parents, and the school staff.
    • November 8, 2011 — ESPN releases captioning video
      Global sports television network ESPN has released a video showing how realtime stenographic captioners provide 100 percent coverage for its six domestic networks, two international networks, and numerous online offerings.
    • November 8, 2011 — FCC reverses almost 300 captioning exemptions
      In response to numerous calls for review from deaf and hard-of-hearing advocacy groups, the FCC has reversed a 2006 order that allowed hundreds of organizations to claim exemptions from captioning requirements.
    • November 8, 2011 — Hidden Content In Your Documents: What You Don't Know Can Be Dangerous
      Scott Smull, CEO of Workshare discusses the risks of unknown data lurking in your documents. Republished with permission from The Metropolitan Corporate Counse, learn how you can protect yourself against unwanted problems that arise from unintended metadata.
    • November 8, 2011 — MTV explores the lives of deaf college students on ‘Quiet Campus’
      mtvU, MTV’s college network, has released a new reality series called Quiet Campus, which chronicles the experience of deaf students at Washington, D.C.’s Gallaudet University, a well-known higher education institution for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
    • November 8, 2011 — Mobile Apps increasingly integrated into higher education
      A recent nationwide survey from the Campus Computing Project showed dramatic growth in the use of mobile computing on college campuses over the past year.
    • November 8, 2011 — NAD urges White House to make disability part of diversity in judicial nominations
      In a statement released in September, the National Association of the Deaf issued a call for the White House to make disability a part of its efforts to increase judicial diversity.
    • November 8, 2011 — NCRA promotes captioning quality standards
      NCRA offered strong comments in favor of captioning standards in response to recent FCC proposed rulemaking. NCRA’s stance reaffirmed the Video Programming and Accessibility Advisory Committee’s (VPAAC) assertion that regulations related to closed captioning “should address caption completeness, placement, accuracy, and timing.”
    • November 8, 2011 — Sony captioning glasses show promise for mixed audiences
      Leading electronics manufacturer Sony recently released lightweight captioning glasses for closed caption viewing and audio playback by people with hearing and visual disabilities.
    • November 8, 2011 — VITAC gets spooky for Halloween
      VITAC continued their Halloween tradition this past October of providing closed captioning for a public domain horror flick.
    • November 4, 2011 — Budget Cuts Expected to Increase Jail Population in Morgan County, AL
      Due to large state budget cuts, many court jobs have been cut, leading to around 200 criminal cases being backlogged.
    • November 4, 2011 — ESPN and Closed Captioning
      If it wasn't for court reporters, ESPN would not be able to fully function. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires every domestic network on ESPN to be 100 percent closed-captioned. ESPN has six domestic networks and also Video on Demand (VOD), Pay-Per-View, Goal Line and Buzzer Beater, espn.com, espn3.com, and two international networks that are all captioned.
    • November 4, 2011 — New $123M Courts Complex in Norfolk
      Due to aging facilities dating back to the 1960s and 1970s, the city of Norfolk, Virginia has decided to complete a new court complex.
    • November 4, 2011 — Stenograph Aims to be Eco-Friendly
      In an effort to be eco-friendly, Stenograph is offering $750 cash back for outdated writers.
    • November 4, 2011 — Task Force on Contracting (TFOC) holds in-person meeting
      NCRA's Task Force on Contracting (TFOC) held a meeting in Chicago, Ill., from October 29 to 30 to discuss plans for the 2011-2012 year. The task force is making progress toward assisting our affiliate associations with enforcement of existing legislation of third-party contractual relationships across the country.
    • November 2, 2011 — November Board of Directors Meeting
      In recent years, NCRA has expanded access to its Board meetings as a means of elevating levels of transparency and member access to the governance of the association.

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    • October 27, 2011 — NCRA Launches New Logo to Coincide with Era of Member Empowerment
      Learn more about the new logo, new site, and new direction for NCRA
    • October 27, 2011 — NCRA Website Under Construction
      Learn more about the new website construction and how to report any usability issues.
    • October 20, 2011 — 12 Reasons You Should Be Providing Daily Copy
      As part of the Writing Our Future initiative, NCRA members identified the increasing demand for paperless court reporting as one of the trends that will change the profession in the future.
    • October 20, 2011 — Georgia Board of Court Reporting Holds Town Hall Meeting on Regarding Current Issues in Georgia
      On October 1, 2011, the Georgia Board of Court Reporting held a town hall meeting in Savannah, Ga., on all current issues of concern to Georgia court reporters. Among the subjects covered were third-party contractual relationships among court reporting firms.
    • October 20, 2011 — Grace Period for Enforcement of NCRA Code of Professional Ethics Gift Giving Rules Ends October 31st
      This spring, the NCRA Board of Directors approved new gift giving rules set forth in Provision 8 of the Code of Professional Ethics. The Board also approved a grace period for members to have time to learn about these new rules and make the appropriate changes to their marketing strategies.
    • October 20, 2011 — JCR Is Seeking Tax Tips
      Are you a freelancer or an official who has great ideas on how to help ease tax preparation? If so, the JCR team wants to hear from you.
    • October 20, 2011 — Join NCRA in the Walk4Hearing
      The NCRA CART and Captioning Communities of Interest are sponsoring a team for the November 6, 2011, Walk4Hearing in Washington, D.C., and we need your help!
    • October 20, 2011 — NCRA Promotes High-Quality Captioning Standards to FCC
      NCRA offered strong comments on FCC proposed rulemaking regarding closed captioning on broadcast television programming placed on the Internet.
    • October 20, 2011 — NCRF Awarded $5,000 for Veterans History Project
      The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust has awarded a $5,000 grant to the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) in order to expand the Veterans History Project (VHP) by interviewing and transcribing the oral histories of disabled American veterans who are members of the DAV.
    • October 20, 2011 — November Board of Directors Meeting
      In recent years, NCRA has expanded access to its Board meetings as a means of elevating levels of transparency and member access to the governance of the association. That has included prompt publishing of summaries of the Board meetings as well as encouraging any members who wish to attend the meetings in person to do so.
    • October 20, 2011 — Stanislaus County Superior Court in California Goes Green
      Case file documents in the Stanislaus County Superior Court are now being scanned electronically to cut back on paper use in a process called the Transcript Assembly Program.
    • October 20, 2011 — Strong NCRA Presence at CTC Will Have Lasting Effects
      NCRA had a significant presence at the 2011 Court Technology Conference (CTC) from October 4-6, in Long Beach, Calif.
    • October 20, 2011 — Student Initiatives Program
      Dave Wynne, Senior Vice President for Sales and Education, Stenograph L.L.C., is promoting NCRF's Student Initiatives Program by sending out a blog entitled, "Hone Your Court Reporting Skills and Honor America's Heroes."
    • October 20, 2011 — Texas Judge Keeps Staff Through 25-Year Seat
      Collin County, Texas, Judge Jerry Lewis retired after a 25-year seat. Judge Lewis kept the same staff for 25 years, including NCRA member, Marigay Black.
    • October 20, 2011 — Update from the Reporters of the Michael Jackson Trial
      What's new with the Conrad Murray trial? Mavis Theodorou and Patricia McNeal, the official court reporters covering the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, took advantage of an unexpected break in their schedule to provide an update on what has happened so far.
    • October 20, 2011 — Webinar to Be Held for Potential Board Members -- NCRA Wants You!
      Just what IS involved in NCRA Board service? What are the duties and responsibilities? Here's your chance to find out! A web-based orientation will be held on Tuesday, October 25, at 9:00pm EDT for anyone interested in seeking future Board service.
    • October 20, 2011 — Wisconsin to Celebrate Court Reporters Week
      On September 26, 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the proclamation decreeing that October 16-21 would be "Court Reporters Week."
    • October 6, 2011 — California Launches New Prison Policy
      California will launch their plan for realigning prisons beginning this month by sending nonviolent felons to local facilities as opposed to state facilities.
    • October 6, 2011 — Ethics First Participation Requirements Updated
      Based primarily on the results from Writing Our Future, the Ethics First program has become an NCRA members-only benefit. This creates another reason for nonmembers to join NCRA - to use the Ethics First logo as an added marketing tool for themselves and their firms.
    • October 6, 2011 — Ethics First Task Force Releases New Logos
      The Ethics First Task Force has released new versions of its logo to further differentiate Ethics First participation from NCRA individual membership. The logos recognize NCRA members who have made a commitment to abide by and promote the rules of the Code of Professional Ethics (COPE), particularly with regard to gift-giving.
    • October 6, 2011 — More Hearing Students at Gallaudet University
      An increasing number of students are attending Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. A traditionally deaf and hard-of-hearing educational institution.
    • October 6, 2011 — NCRA and Schools Celebrate National Punctuation Day
      NCRA celebrated National Punctuation Day on September 24, 2011, by offering schools a punctuation-free version of a speed contest legal opinion to punctuate.
    • October 6, 2011 — New Jersey Synagogue Uses CART in Services
      For the fourth year, a New Jersey Synagogue is offering CART during High Holy Day services, which began last night.
    • October 4, 2011 — NCRA Aggressively Pushing Steno at CTC 2011
      This week, NCRA – along with three partners – will be aggressively promoting stenographic court reporting at the Court Technology Conference in Long Beach, Calif.
    • October 3, 2011 — Reporting the Michael Jackson Trial: What Court Reporters Want to Know
      NCRA has been in touch with the official court reporters who are covering the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor. They are Mavis Theodorou and Patricia McNeal, official reporters for the Los Angeles Superior Court. They have agreed to keep us posted on the news that court reporters want to know about the case.

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    • June 28, 2011 — Google and YouTube Continue Work on Captioning for The Deaf
      Making strides to accommodate the deaf and hearing impaired, Google and YouTube engineers are working to improve software that can automatically add captions to all videos.
    • June 28, 2011 — The Khan Academy Provides Subtitles to Videos Around the World
      Thanks to community-provided subtitles, The Khan Academy is broadening its efforts beyond the English-speaking world.
    • June 15, 2011 — Board Members Can Make a Difference!
      NCRA Board Member, Nancy Varallo, owner of Court Reporting & Management Services of Worcester, MA, recently contacted the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) regarding her interest in hosting a Veterans History Project (VHP) Day in Massachusetts.
    • June 15, 2011 — Courts Upend Budgets as States Look for Savings
      State budget battles — usually between governors and legislatures — are increasingly involving another branch of government, the judiciary.
    • June 15, 2011 — Lifeline for Hearing-Impaired at Ballparks
      Court Stenographer Patti White brought her excellent stenography skills to the St. Louis Cardinals by becoming their first captioner.
    • June 15, 2011 — Making Education Accessible
      In 2011, online accessibility for all students is a key concern in higher education. Dartmouth College is one institution in particular that is trying to make all online mediums available to its students.
    • June 15, 2011 — NCRA Offers Strong Support to Captioned Radio Pilot Project
      On June 13, NCRA submitted a strongly worded letter to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) requesting funding for the Captioned Radio Pilot Launch, a joint project between National Public Radio (NPR) and Towson University.
    • June 15, 2011 — NCRA Takes the Lead in Pursuing Access for Hearing-Impaired
      On Monday, June 6th, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA), an organization that NCRA is actively involved in, submitted a letter to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to make accommodations for the estimated 30 million deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans.
    • June 2, 2011 — Department of Education Issues New Gainful Employment Regulations
      On June 2nd, the Department of Education issued new regulations on career and for-profit colleges. These changes include the potentially detrimental "Gainful Employment" regulations that were first brought up in July 2010.
    • June 2, 2011 — Wireless Task Force Releases Final Wireless White Paper
      The Wireless Task Force is pleased to announce that its white paper, titled The Secure Delivery of Transcripts Using Wireless and Internet-Based Realtime Methods, has been officially completed.

    May

    • May 31, 2011 — Just What You Needed: Higher Taxes
      Yahoo Finance and SmartMoney discuss the Social Security tax and how it affects the self-employed freelancer.
    • May 31, 2011 — Stage Aid for Deaf Audience
      The use of electronic captions at cultural theatre venues has been promoted by a group of Jewish deaf and hard of hearing theatre lovers.
    • May 31, 2011 — The Wrongful Conviction as Way of Life
      This article describes wrongful conviction in great detail; Brandon Garrett analyzes the study of many people getting convicted for a crime they didn’t commit.
    • May 17, 2011 — Paulita Kundid Selected to Serve on the Florida Bar Citizens Forum
      NCRA would like to congratulate member Paulita Kundid, FAPR, RPR, CLVS, FPR for her recent selection to the Florida Bar Citizens Forum.
    • May 16, 2011 — Meet the Accidental Entrepreneurs
      The first Fortune story in this article is about a court reporter who acquired so many clients throughout the years that she was able to start her own court reporting firm with employees without even planning on it!
    • May 16, 2011 — Netflix Adds Captioning to iOS Apps
      Adding captioning to movies in Netflix for the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone is going to be a big deal for a lot of people, and Netflix has added that feature today.
    • May 16, 2011 — Technology Can't Replace Court Reporters
      This article defends the court reporting profession and its need for real, live, court reporters instead of technology, which has been introduced as a possible replacement for the profession.
    • May 4, 2011 — California’s Court Reporters Halt Implementation of DAR/ER in State Courts
      In late April, the California Court Reporters Association (CCRA) announced a significant legislative success. Assembly Bill 803 would replace official court reporters with ER in 20 percent of courtrooms per year over the next five years, basically phasing out all officials in the state. CCRA led the fight in defeating this destructive legislation operating a significant grassroots campaign to successfully lobby their state legislators.
    • May 3, 2011 — Montana State Supreme Court Implements Anti-Contracting Language and Gift-Giving Limitations
      In a major victory for the impartiality of the record, the Montana State Supreme Court issued an order, which modified the state’s Rules of Civil Procedure to include anti-contracting language and gift-giving limitations.
    • May 3, 2011 — Strong Grassroots Effort Helps ACRA Defeat Harmful Legislation
      Official court reporters in Arizona were under particular attack from their state legislature during the 2011 legislative session. Two identical bills were introduced in the State Senate and State House, which would replace live court reporters in grand jury proceedings with digital audio recording and digital video recording.
    • May 2, 2011 — Enacting Electronic Records for N.Y. Real Estate
      Electronic recording of official real estate documents has begun to be enacted to cut back on paper use and to better retain information over time.
    • May 2, 2011 — VITAC Captioners Brace for Nonstop Royal Wedding Coverage
      The nation’s largest captioning company, VITAC, provided more than 125 hours of Royal Wedding Coverage last Friday on 10 different national TV networks.

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