CART Reporting : 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.
CART reporting allows the deaf, hard of hearing, or late deafened individuals full participation in events rather than relying on someone's interpretation or note taking. CART is similiar to closed captioning seen on TV.
CART is provided anywhere communication is needed and may be used in the following:
- Court of Law
- Exams under oath
- Educational Settings
- Church Meetings
- Medical appointments
- Graduation Ceremonies