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CART and Captioning Program Outline

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) providers work with the deaf and hard-of-hearing in many different settings including corporate, educational, legal, and medical; they often work in education settings such as a university or high school, assisting a person who is hard-of-hearing to progress through school. With new technology, providers of CART may even work from home and send their captions via Internet to the individual in class. Broadcast captioners use the same 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. This Continuing Education Program was specifically designed for working reporters who are interested in boosting their earning potential, bolstering their credentials and impacting their career. The entire program contains three modules, each held on Saturdays to accommodate a full-time working schedule. The modules are as follows:

MODULE 1 (40 clock hours)

  • Realtime Writing 1

MODULE 2 (40 clock hours)

  • Realtime Writing II
  • CART Procedures & Technology

MODULE 3 (40 clock hours)

  • Realtime Writing III
  • Captioning & Captioning Technology

Test Preparation (10 clock hours)

  • Certified Realtime Reporter
  • Certified CART Provider
  • Broadcast Captioner

For more information or questions please contact Peg Dorchack at