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Thank you for your interest in the NCRA STRONG Task Force. This Task Force has been mobilized to promote stenographic captioning and court reporting as the best means to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the record. One of its missions is to combat false proclamations that digital and automatic speech recognition (ASR) methods of capturing the spoken word are equal or superior to stenographic means and/or that these methods are less expensive. Don't be fooled. With the assistance of forensic experts, the Task Force is conducting research and undertaking efforts to educate the users of our services about the dangers and, frequently, more costly nature of these alternative methodologies.
When accuracy and integrity of the record are of utmost importance, choose a stenographic captioner or court reporter to protect your record.
In March 2019, Past NCRA President Sue Terry, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC created a new task force called NCRA STRONG. For decades, the profession has heard that electronic recording technology would be taking our jobs “someday.” The infiltration of electronic recording into state courts began more than two decades ago, but the freelance and captioning worlds have remained relatively unaffected until recently. As a profession, we are approaching that “someday” quickly as seen by the influx of voice-to-text technology in our day-to-day lives and the billions of dollars flooding into the research and development of that market. Add artificial intelligence (AI) to the digital recording systems, and the profession is now facing an emerging and growing threat.
Find resources created by the Task Force to help
you protect and promote stenographic reporting.
For questions about content on this page or the NCRA STRONG initiative, please contact NCRA STRONG Task Force Chair
Phyllis Craver-Lykken, RPR, or staff liaison
Jocelynn Moore, Director, State Government Relations.