CART / Captioning services

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For CART/Captioning services, contact ARV’s sister company IdaCaption.

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ARV has a long history of captioning events for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.  Founded in 2017, ARV’s sister company, IdaCaption, LLC, provides live captioning on location and uses cutting-edge technology to display captions on a projected screen, monitor, laptop or nearly any device connected to the Internet. IdaCaption’s professional captioners provide services on-site allowing the caption provider an opportunity to write for multiple speakers if needed. This service is often requested for conferences, in the classroom, for private training sessions, special events, business appointments, or depositions.

IdaCaption can provide captions for groups of any size from one individual to thousands in a large event setting.  

CART (communication access realtime translation) allows people who are hard of hearing or late-deafened to fully participate without further assistance.  A CART captioner has the same skill set as a stenographic reporter.  She captures the words spoken at an event or the questions and answers at a deposition verbatim on the steno machine, and the words appear instantly (in real time) on a computer screen or tablet.  Think captions on TV!

Such service might be of benefit to a hard-of-hearing witness you are going to depose.  With the full verbatim text of your questions scrolling in real time on a tablet in front of the witness, your questions won’t be misunderstood or misheard.  No time wasted on repeated readbacks.

Elderly witnesses and late-deafened people will appreciate the communication aid provided by CART.   (Note:  A deponent who is deaf and communicates through American Sign Language will want a sign language interpreter, not CART.) 

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifies what programs, services, and activities must be made accessible to individuals with disabilities, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.