Resource Summary Page
Resource Name: Communications Access Information Center
Associated Organization: National Court Reporters Association
Country of Origin: USA
Address : 8224 Old Courthouse Road
State or Province: VA
Zip or Mail Code: 22182
Site Summary: The primary purpose of the Communication Access Information Center is to provide information of use to people employing or in need of Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), also known as realtime captioning. The site is sponsored by the National Court Reporters Foundation and supported by the National Court Reporters Association's CART Task Force.
What Exactly Is CART?
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and realtime software. The text appears on a computer monitor or other display. This technology is primarily used by people who are late-deafened, oral deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have cochlear implants. Culturally deaf individuals also make use of CART in certain situations. Please keep in mind that CART is also often referred to as realtime captioning.
The Americans with Disabilities Act specifically recognized CART as an assistive technology which affords "effective communication access." Thus communication access more aptly describes a CART provider's role and distinguishes CART from realtime reporting in a traditional litigation setting.
Communication Access Realtime Translation is an evolving and maturing profession, and the available technology associated with CART is rapidly advancing. Consequently, the information and guidelines listed here will be updated from time to time. Please check in often.
Quoted from the Web Site
Disability Association(s): Deafness and Hearing Impairments
Internet Location: http://www.CARTinfo.org
Internet Resource Type: Web Site
Resource Type: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resource, Assistive Technology Resource
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