Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a speech to text captioning service offered by HIS Sign that not only benefits the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, but also provides accessibility to a wider audience. The text produced by HIS Sign’s CART service can be instantaneously displayed on an individual’s computer or for a broader audience can be projected on a screen for all to view.
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Like our ASL services, CART is available both onsite and remote. Our certified CART providers sit in, or receive an audio feed of the presentation. Using a stenograph machine and state of the art software, the CART transcriber is able to instantly convert English speech into text form for the audience to view. Our CART providers can type up to 250-260 words per minute with 98% accuracy.
CART is a viable solution to accommodate the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ensuring effective communication with those in need.
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CART stands for Communication Access Real-time Translation. The CART service is generally referred to as real-time captioning, and results in the display of everything that is being said, word for word on a computer, television, or projection screen. A transcript can also be made available following completion of services.
CART can make your event, workshop, classroom, seminar, church service, or meeting accessible to not just those within the Deaf community but to all participants. Accurate transcripts are ideal for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities, as well as people with autism, auditory processing disorders, and those with other communication needs.
CART can be used onsite and remotely in settings such as conventions, courtrooms, government and business meetings, various trainings, entertainment, and educational settings.
Yes! CART is available onsite and remotely. To receive CART services, you will need the following:
A computer with an internet connection
Compatible remote captioning software (provided free of charge)
A high-quality microphone for use at the service location that connects to the computer or an audio feed from a sound system
Computer(s), television(s) or projection screen(s) to connect to the computer in order to allow the consumers to view the captioning
CART integrates into most current streaming platforms (MS Teams, Google Meet, Zoom) and devices via an iFrame, picture-in-picture, API Token, or separate browser. Our CART providers can also provide a captioning link for easy access to live-streamed text.