CART stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation. It may also be referred to as realtime captioning. It is used by hard-of-hearing and deaf people who use English as their first language and/or their language of instruction. Most often, the hard-of-hearing or deaf person can voice for him or herself (expressive communication) and uses CART to understand what others are saying, especially in meetings, classrooms, or large events.
A captioner (CART provider) uses a court reporting stenography machine, a computer, and software to display everything that is being said, word for word. The text is displayed on a computer, iPad, television, or projection screen. A captioner will come to your event for onsite CART services.