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  • Hard of Hearing Resources

    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 Gallaudet University Hearing Loss Association of America National Association of the Deaf Registry o…

    Categories: CART, Captioning

  • CART Consumer Bill of Rights

    Article I Professionalism CART consumers have a right to expect CART providers to act in a professional manner, treating consumers with dignity, respect, and courtesy at all times; to dress in attire appropriate for the assignment and setting; and to provide services in accordance with the NCRA Guidelines for Professional Practice, Sections III and IV. Article II Education CART consumers have a r…

    Categories: CART, Captioning

  • CART Equipment List

    Basics Tape (preferably gaffer’s tape - to tape cords down) Scissors Power Cords (2-3) (low-profile plugs; different shaped plugs)  25' heavy-duty grounded  2 10' grounded Surge Protectors/Power Strips (2) 3-to-2 Plug Adapters (2) VGA cables (3 rows; 15 pins) (preferably heavy-duty shielded cables)  male/female (at least 2 cables, 25' minimum tot…

    Categories: CART, Captioning

  • CART Bill of Rights

    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 …

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  • Captioning Resources for Providers

    Please note that some of the content below is restricted to NCRA members only .

    Categories: Ethics and Business Practices, Broadcast and CART Captioners, Resources, CART, Captioning

  • A Checklist for CART Captioners

    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 Yes No       Write realtime at 99 percent accuracy on 180 wpm literary (minimum)     Have no conflicts     Have prefixes and suffixes defined in m…

    Categories: CART

  • The Keys to CART Success

    A little bit -BT A lot of (the) LAO*F(T) Across the KRAOTS All in favor? …

    Categories: Resources, CART

  • Captioning: Guidelines for Professional Practice

    Guidelines for CART Captioners NCRA provides guidance for independent realtime captioners on a multitude of style and formatting issues, including parentheticals, obscenities and other sensitive words, scripting, musical notes and lyrics, slang and poor grammar, and much more. The guidelines are meant to complement the guidelines that some captioning companies require their captioners to follow. T…

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  • Can A College Instructor Object to the Use of CART?

    Sometimes postsecondary instructors may not be familiar with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act or ADA requirements regarding the use of an auxiliary or personal aid in their classrooms. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights notes that often questions arise when a student uses an electronic recorder. However, instructors may also complain about the provision of CART, which …

    Categories: Captioning, CART

  • ADA Amendments Act

    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…

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