Watch videos on stenography

These videos explore the world of stenography. Get a firsthand look at the venues in which captioners and court reporters work. 


What is court reporting?



Careers in captioning and court reporting


Speed competition


Stenography explained


See what students are saying about the NCRA A to Z™ program.


Fun Facts

  • The ampersand (&) is one of the earliest examples of shorthand.

  • Capturing the record of important proceedings dates back to the fourth century B.C.

  • Annual salaries of captioners and court reporters can reach up to $80,000.

  • Captioners provide services in sports, education, the arts, and entertainment for people with hearing impairments.

  • A traditional four-year degree is not required to become a captioner or court reporter.