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CART Captioner Directory

NCRA strongly believes that CART captioners should accept assignments using discretion with regard to skill, setting and the consumers involved, and accurately represent their qualifications for CART. As NCRA's Code of Professional Ethics clearly states, "A member shall be truthful and accurate when making public statements or when advertising the member's qualification or the services provided."

NCRA also believes that Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) should only be offered by qualified CART captioners who can impartially, effectively, and accurately perform realtime translation as an aid to communication for people with hearing loss or people who would otherwise benefit from this accommodation.

Search for a CART captioner using the new NCRA Online Sourcebook, the ultimate member directory for the court reporting, captioning and legal videography professions.

As noted in the CART Captioner's Manual, published by NCRA's CART Community, the nationally recognized Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) designation at this time is a requisite for the qualified CART captioner. The RPR certifies the entry-level reporter's ability to provide a verbatim record at speeds ranging from 180 to 225 words per minute with a minimum accuracy of 95 percent. The Community also recommends the attainment of the new Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) designation, one of the top national programs that certifies a captioner's ability in realtime captioning. Attaining the CRC designation commands instant respect and the immediate attention of potential employers. NCRA urges all CART captioners to familiarize themselves with the CART Captioner's Manual.

For more information on the ethical behavior expected of CART captioners, view Section III and Section IV of the Guidelines for Professional Practice as published by the National Court Reporters Association. For more information on the professional skills expected of qualified CART captioners, view the Consumer Bill of Rights.

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