Remote CART Captioning

Using internet streaming technology, participants can read captions at a URL and read captions on their laptop, tablet, or mobile device from wherever they are! It's a fast and simple process that works well for everyone. In order for this to be successful, we need to establish an excellent-quality audio feed and a reliable high-speed internet connection. We have years of experience doing this and are happy to work with IT and/or AV teams to get this part set up. 


On-Site CART Captioning

In this case, a stenographer sets up their steno machine and laptop on a table and sits next to the individual receiving services. The consumer reads directly off a laptop or extended screen.This can be used comfortably for up to two CART consumers.

There is also the option of doing a hybrid of “remote” and “onsite” CART, in which the CART provider is in the same physical location as the consumer(s) -- for example, a large convention or lecture hall -- and sits apart from the CART consumers. The CART consumer logs into a website on their own tablet or handheld device to read the captions. 


Large-Audience Captioning

In the true spirit of universal design, captioning for your entire audience has many advantages. Many conference and events organizers tell us that the number one thing that garners favorable feedback is captioning the event. There are a couple of ways this can be accomplished. They uniformly tell us that it is the single best thing they spent money on.

If you want the most professional, impressive, and pleasing appearance for your event, authentic television-style captioning is the way to go. The speaker's image is projected onto a 7-foot screen (or larger) as he or she is speaking, with the realtime captions appearing in two or three lines beneath the speaker's image.

This option requires a professional videographer and broadcast-engineering team, who supply a captioning encoder, or a broadcast switcher, or we can supply an app that emulates an encoder's output.

In the alternative, CART service captioning for large audiences can be done without the speaker’s image displayed behind the text. Text-only can appear on the large captioning screen. This is an extremely popular option for technical conferences. It has the advantage of offering several lines of context for the skimming-style reader.