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  • Strategic Alliances

    Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Alliance The purpose of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Alliance (DHHA) is to focus on federal public policy that can improve the quality of life for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and all people with hearing loss. The DHHA’s major objective is to provide a forum whereby relevant information can be shared, plans made and actions taken for collaborative and mutua…

    Categories: Advocacy, About NCRA

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    Can You Swear in a Witness Over the Telephone?

    Telephone depositions are a common occurrence for many court reporters - and are perhaps more common than these reporters would like. Some of the problems associated with telephone depositions - not being able to hear the witness, garbled speech, poor phone connection, several participants who all sound alike and don't identify themselves - make an already challenging assignment all the more diffi…

    Categories: Ethics and Business Practices, Advocacy

  • PDC Test - Characteristics of the Brain

    Characteristics of the Brain By Renee Cohen Is your computer a chemical factory?   Even the most sophisticated computer network will never have the ability to carry out the functions that control so many human processes, including movement, emotions and language. That’s why we carry this computer around with us all the time – our brains. Like the computer we use for producing transcripts…

  • National Speed Contest

    The First Era: Pen Writers All of the entrants in the first National Speed Contest in 1909 were pen shorthand writers who used the Isaac Pitman system or one of its many variations. Contestants were required to hand in transcripts of only two readings, one of testimony at 280 wpm and one of a jury charge. Two jury charge takes were dictated - one at 200 wpm and one at 220 wpm - and the contestants…

    Categories: contest, Awards

  • Find a Job

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    Categories: Employment Opportunities, careers

  • 2016 Realtime Contest Results

    OVERALL COMBINED SCORES Place   Errors Percentage 1 Deanna Boenau, RDR, CRR, CRC 11 99.489% 2 Ronald Cook, RDR, CRR, CRC 11 99.483% 3 Amanda Maze, RMR, CRR, CRC 21 99.022% 4 Mark Kislingbury, RDR, CRR 24 98.850% 5 Donna Karoscik, RDR, CRR, CRC 26 98.800% 6 Jeffrey Weigl, RMR, CRR, CRC 27 98.767% 7 Douglas Zweizig, RDR, CRR 26 98.739% 8 Dana Hayden, RMR, CRR 32 98.528% 9 Judith…

    Categories: contest

  • 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…

    Categories: CART, Captioning

  • Steno Briefs: Sports Leagues & Associations

    Sports Leagues & Associations   MLB M-BL NBA N*B NBA NA*B NFL N*EL, N*L NHL NA*IL PGA PA*IJ, PAG WPGA WA*IJ

    Categories: Captioning

  • Local Courthouse Safety Act

    Sen. Al Franken (MN) introducing the Local Courthouse Safety Act in 2012 In March 2015, Rep. Ted Poe (Texas) introduced the Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2015 (H.R. 1566). This legislation received the same broad support as the 2103 incarnation; however, it was unable to pass in the 114th Congress. NCRA is dedicated to the passage of this commonsense legislation and continues to lobby members of …

    Categories: Advocacy

  • Veterans History Project

    The Library of Congress Veterans History Project The Veterans History Project (VHP) is the first of several oral history projects that NCRF and NCRA members have supported through NCRF's expanded Oral Histories Program. Since 2003, NCRA members, who volunteer their services, have worked with NCRF and the Library of Congress to record and transcribe the moving stories of many U.…

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