|What’s the difference between CART, RCART and captioning?|
The most common example of closed captioning is what you see on your television screen when you have the closed captioning menu option turned on to view captions. The words are embedded into the video and you see the text along with the video.
|Who provides CART, RCART and captioning?|
|CART/RCART providers and captionists are specially trained court reporters who utilize a realtime translation system, consisting of a stenotype machine, notebook computer and realtime translation software. The CART provider can also be off-site and provide Remote CART (RCART) through a website for viewing over the internet.|
|What are the training requirements for captionists and CART providers?|
|The Texas Court Reporters Association CART Foundation, http://www.tcra-online.com/, administers a CART exam which ranks the CART provider from Level I to Level V. The National Court Reporters Association, http://www.ncraonline.org/, administers a Certified Realtime Reporter, the Certified CART Provider exam and the Certificed Broadcast Captioner exam.
At Texas Closed Captioning, LLC, we utilize CART providers who have at least one of the above certificates, in addition to their Certified Shorthand Reporter certificate. Additionally, we require five years of realtime experience and technical experience in CART setup and display.
|Who can benefit from CART?|
CART is primarily provided for persons with hearing loss who are fluent in English and are unable or prefer not to use sign language or oral interpreters.