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CART Community Mission Statement
NCRA's CART Community is committed to leading the CART profession by providing access to NCRA programs and services as well as definitive, up-to-date news and information; developing quality continuing education; facilitating networking opportunities; and by working in collaboration with CART consumers to promote excellence in the provision of Communication Access …
How do I know I’m ready to provide CART?
If you have been schooled recently and learned a realtime theory, you are way ahead of the game. Many veteran reporters have had to completely revamp their theories to get to “realtime readiness.”
Before providing CART services, make sure you can check off the following items:
Have no conflicts
Have prefixes and suffixes defined in your main dicti…
A little bit
A lot of (the)
All in favor?
On Sept. 17, 2008, Congress approved the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act, and President George W. Bush signed it into law on Sept. 25.
When Congress passed the ADA in 1990, its intention was to provide protection for all people with disabilities. After its initial passage, the courts had interpreted the measures put forth in the ADA in the strictest way possible, thereby deny…
list of captioning articles
Developing model guidelines for CART in the nation's courts
The National Court Reporters Foundation and the American Judges Foundation have begun working on a project to develop model guidelines to be used systemwide for the provision of CART in the nation's courts. Individual courts or court systems can then customize the guidelines to meet their individual circumstances. Using the Los Angeles Co…
By Gayl Hardeman
Are you ready to work as a CART (communication access realtime translation) captioner? Here are some of the skills you need to function effectively in this environment.
A checklist for CART captioners
Write realtime at 99 percent accuracy on 180 wpm literary (minimum)
Have no conflicts
Have prefixes and suffixes defined in m…
At the 2008 NCRA ACE Workshop, Laura Brewer, RDR, CRR, CCP, created a CART equipment list as a reference for providers. Due to popular demand, this list is now posted below.
Questions? Email our Member Services and Information Center.
Tape (preferably gaffer’s tape - to tape cords down)
Power Cords (2-3) (low-profile plugs; different shaped plugs)
Since 2003, NCRA members have helped preserve the stories of America’s war veterans for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP). Many veterans have been unable to participate, though, due to hearing loss. Until now.
Help capture these veterans’ stories through NCRF’s newest Oral Histories initiativ, the Hard-of-Hearing Heroes Project. This project is the first devoted to interv…
Broadcast and CART Captioners, Court Reporters, Freelancers, Officials, Students, Captioning, CART, Continuing Education, Foundation, NCRF, Volunteer Opportunities
Please take a moment to view the valuable deaf and hard-of-hearing resources we have listed below:
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Association of Late-Deafened Adults
Fed. Communications Commission Disabilities Rights Office
Hearing Loss Association of America
National Association of the Deaf