Communication Access Real-Time Translation (also known as live captioning) is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and real-time software. Live captioning is primarily used by speakers, presenters, organizations or institutions to provide access to a wider audience that includes individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired, but it also has been used by people with learning disabilities or those who are learning English as a second language.

Whenever you need on-call reliable real-time captioning, Language Connections can help you communicate effectively. We offer a full range of CART services in a variety of settings, including but not limited to:

  • Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Lectures and talks
  • Courtroom hearings
  • Medical appointments
  • Classrooms
  • Training sessions
  • Telephone conferences

The text produced by our CART services team 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 (Live Captioning) Services

Communications Access Real-time Translation (CART) is a speech-to-text captioning service we offer for working with the deaf and the hard of hearing. Not providing equal communication access could be a violation of the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act, something that needs to be determined by the individual or organization responsible for the event. Language Connections has over a decade of experience coordinating CART support for our clients. We will work with you to choose the best solution for your event.