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NCRA Board of Directors approves ethical guidelines for CART and broadcast captioners

During the November Board Meeting, the NCRA Board of Directors officially approved the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics for CART and Broadcast Captioners. The code of ethics will be implemented next year, but members may use them as guidelines immediately. The code of ethics provides information on the role and responsibilities of both CART and … Continue reading

How Captioning Works

by Darlene Parker, FAPR, RPR, CAPM, Director of Steno Captioning and Realtime Relations at the National Captioning Institute Captioners attend court reporting school for approximately two to three years. Some programs are four-year Bachelor Degree programs. They are trained to take down the spoken word at speeds in excess of 225 words per minute on a Stenotype machine.  The machine … Continue reading

The quality of captioning is important

Captioning matters to individuals throughout the country whether it allows someone equal access to news broadcasts, sporting events, civic or religious services, educational classes, and much more. To this end, the National Court Reporters Association has focused on creating a list of best practices for broadcast captioning which, if enacted by all groups responsible for … Continue reading

Which major media outlets support the Captioning Matters campaign?

Captioning Matters is a grassroots campaign meant to promote the value of quality captioning to television stations, content creators, and individuals throughout the country. We are encouraging organizations and individuals to sign onto NCRA’s Captioning Matters and express their support of quality captions. When you see the Captioning Matters supporter logo on your local television … Continue reading