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

Captioning Matters… to Shari

Captioning has changed my life. Before I experienced captioning, I could not attend plays and performances at the theater, nor could I experience participating in a church service.     Attending meetings meant either extreme fatigue from trying to lip read and hear (and even find) the speaker, or daydreaming because I was lost. When trying to … Continue reading