Communication Access Real-Time Translation

Communication Access Real-Time Translation, also known as CART, is a computer aided transcription service. The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) describes CART services as “the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a steno-type machine, notebook computer and real-time software.”

The text produced by the CART service can be displayed on an individual’s computer monitor, projected onto a screen, combined with a video presentation to appear as captions, or otherwise made available using other transmission and display systems.

CART allows Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to have equal access to spoken language through captioning. Hands in Motion utilizes highly skilled CART reporters with experience in the field. This service is perfect for those settings where a someone who is a late-deafened adult or has never learned Sign Language to still have equal access to the information being provided.

Remote CART is also provided which simply requires an internet connection and enables a reporter to provide services off site.

Hands in Motion offers both on-site and remote CART services. Whether you are interested in on-site or remote or not sure what is best to suit your needs, Hands in Motion can help you find the best fit for your needs.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) converts the spoken word into instant text. This service is generally for hard of hearing persons, not familiar with American Sign Language (ASL), that need to translate spoken words into printed English in a realtime format.

CART reporters average a 98% accuracy rate.

Remote CART streams text to a secure Internet URL for viewing, and may be displayed on a variety of computers, projection screens and/or mobile devices.  The requirements for remote CART include an Internet connection, display device(s) and a method to ensure the realtime writer hears the audio.