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LNS Captioning in Portland, Org., Captions NCRA YouTube Videos

July 22, 2013


LNS Captioning, a firm located in Portland, Ore., has completed captioning more than 30 videos with more than three hours of running time for the NCRA’s YouTube channel. The videos range from training sessions to coverage of NCRA events and award ceremonies.

The undertaking was prompted by NCRA’s goal to help increase access to the resources it offers on its website. Carol Studenmund, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, chair of NCRA’s Captioning Community of Interest (CoI) and co-owner of LNS Captioning, engaged a small team of captioners from her firm to help with the project.

“The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) does not require captions on videos that have never been shown on television, but NCRA strongly believes that viewers have more expectations that videos shown on the Internet be accessible,” said Studenmund. “Our captioners love what they do so it was a pleasure to assist NCRA with this project. It takes a real person to create accurate, readable captions, as opposed to using auto-caption features.”

LNS Captioning was started in 1993 as an offshoot of LNS Court Reporting and is owned by Studenmund and her business partner, Robin Nodland, RDR, CRR, who also serves as co-chair of NCRA’s Technology Evaluation Committee. The company’s mission is to provide world-class service and reliable, easy-to-use technology to the Portland litigation community, as well as to clients nationwide. Studenmund and Nodland are considered two of the most highly qualified reporters in Oregon, and both hold the title of Registered Diplomate Reporter, NCRA’s highest certification available in the court reporting profession.

Studenmund also holds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter, the Registered Merit Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter, Certified Broadcast Reporter, and Certified CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) Provider. Nodland holds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter, Registered Merit Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter, and the Realtime Systems Administrator certificate.

“Everyone on our staff has earned various NCRA certifications, and each member averages more than 10 years of experience in the field. In addition, the LNS staff includes court reporters, CART providers, broadcast captioners, and legal videographers,” said Studenmund.

LNS, an approved vendor of the Described and Captioned Media Program and an approved YouTube Ready vendor, provides an array of services, including post-production captioning and live captioning. Its clients have included the National Basketball Association, teams in the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and Major League Soccer, as well as many college sports teams around the country.  LNS also provides live captioning to the web for live events such as webinars and meetings.  The company has extensive litigation experience in the areas of business, medical, maritime, environmental, high-tech, labor management, construction, workers’ compensation, and product liability.

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