On-Site & Remote CART
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is also referred to as real-time captioning or live-event captioning.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a way to transcribe spoken English into readable English text. CART services are provided using the latest real-time technology, combined with a stenotype machine and notebook computer. The text appears on a computer monitor or other display, and serves as an important communication tool for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or learning a second language. TCSI provides two types of CART services: on-site and remote.
CART provides a complete translation of all spoken words and environmental sounds for the benefit of an individual, or group of consumers. Services are available in a variety of settings including; classrooms, courtrooms, religious services, conventions and conferences, personal appointments and events, civic events, cultural presentations, or anywhere communication access is needed. Increasingly, CART is being provided remotely via the Internet or a telephone connection. A CART provider must also be sensitive to the varying needs of consumers.
On-Site: A trained CART writer travels to the site of the event. The writer comes prepared with all necessary equipment to provide CART services. The writer can provide services one-on-one or to a large group of people. The writer projects the written transcription on a television, or a projector for larger audiences. When projecting CART, the client is required to provide the projector and the screen.
Remote CART: A trained CART writer may work from a remote location, and send CART in real-time to the user. All the user needs is an internet connection. Remote CART can be displayed on a computer, laptop, iPad, tablet, or even a smartphone. There are various sites and applications that can be used to display a remote CART transcription.