Lisa B. Johnston, Certified CART Provider/Captioner
(321) 698-9050

Services - Providing CART for Persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
What is CART?

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is an instant conversion of the spoken word into text.  The text appears instantly on a computer monitor or projected to a large screen. 

CART Captioning benefits people with all degrees of hearing loss.

A CART Provider/Captioner uses a steno machine, realtime software, and computer to render instant speech-to-text translation on a computer monitor or other display for the benefit of an individual user or larger group in a variety of settings.

Specially-trained court reporters perform CART Captioning services.  To receive the highest quality product, users should consider hiring a Certified CART Provider, or CCP.  Certification reflects the CART Provider's extra training and dedication to the community.

CART is also referred to as Realtime Captioning.  The difference is CART is a full screen of text; Realtime Captioning contains text with a video picture.
CART Captioning Display Options:

Individual CART Captioning - This CART Captioning service is provided on a laptop for one user.

Projected CART Captioning - For larger groups, CART Captioning is projected onto a screen.

Remote CART Captioning - The CART Captioner is in a separate location and listens to the audio via speakerphone or microphone system.  The text is sent to the user's computer via the Internet.  The user(s) are provided a link to view the text via the Internet.

No special software is needed by the user to utilize CART Captioning.


View this Remote CART demonstration:
http://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=IHaveaDream

CART Captioning is helpful in the following situations:

  • Classrooms
  • Conference Calls in the Workplace
  • Conventions and Trainings
  • Courtrooms
  • Doctor Appointments
  • Public Meetings & Hearings
  • Weddings & Funerals
  • Anywhere Communication Access is needed
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