Congratulations on enrolling in the NCRA A to Z® online program! We are excited to have you with us. All participants in the program are required to obtain a steno machine or download the iStenoPad app at least five days prior to the first day of the course.If you do not already have your own machine, NCRA has several options to assist you.
As world leaders in court reporting and captioning technology, Stenograph and ProCAT are honored to help you get started on this exciting journey. They want you to be successful from the start, which means having access to a modern steno machine you can trust. To help you with that, they are offering an extremely affordable rental option at just $50 for eight weeks, including shipping.
You may choose to rent from either Stenograph or ProCAT; both companies charge $50 and will ask you to sign a rental agreement and pay in advance by credit card.
Please select one company from below, and follow the steps to complete the machine rental agreement.
App for iPad
The iStenoPad app by Gigatron Software Corp. allows you to download a steno keyboard onto your iPad and functions like a steno machine, scaled to exact steno keyboard size. It will show your steno and English translations, and it has some fun features like turning off/on the letters on the keyboard or changing from regular to wide keys. This is available from the Apple App Store for a one-time price of $19.99.
- Write steno with the iPad touch-screen
- Import your own translation dictionary (from RTF-CRE format)
- Instant real-time translation
- Writing speed display (strokes-per-minute)
- The steno keyboard dimensions are the same as a physical writer
- Customize the steno key style, text size, and colors