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CART and Captioning at a glance

What is CART and Captioning?

CART is an acronym that stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation.

What do CART providers and captioners do?

CART providers use court reporting technology to convert speech to text to assist deaf and hard-of- hearing consumers in many different settings including corporate, educational, legal, religious, and medical. They often work in education settings such as a university or high school assisting a person who is deaf or hard-of- hearing to progress through school. Broadcast captioners use similar technology as court reporters to create the text which viewers see on the bottom of the television screen. They may caption live sports events, news, or other television programming.

Why take the Improving Realtime Writing Program at MacCormac?

This Continuing Education Program was specifically designed for working reporters who are interested in boosting their earning potential, bolstering their credentials, and impacting their careers. Realtime is used in many applications today including judicial reporting, captioning, and CART providing. 

Employment Outlook

According to Ducker Worldwide, “The rate of growth for captioners, specifically CART captioners, will outpace the percentage-rate growth of court reporters through 2018. As such, this represents a growth area generally for court reporters and captioners.” (2013-2014 Court Reporting Industry Outlook Report Executive Summary,

What can you do with this skill?

Provide captioning services for:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Television programming
  • Religious services
  • Conventions
  • Meetings