Computer Aided Real-Time Transcription (CART)refers to the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and real-time software. The text produced by the CART service 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 is a method to provide access to spoken communication for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have certain cognitive or learning impairments. Navigator organizations should establish relationships with local community organizations that can refer qualified CART transcriptionists when consumers either request or need them.
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