What is CART? Computer-Assisted Realtime Technology
CART is the acronym used when providing realtime services to someone who is deaf, hard of hearing, has cognitive impairments, etc.
The difference between CART and legal realtime is that CART is not a verbatim record. CART is provided for the CART client to read and have an understanding of what is said and how it is said. In a verbatim translation there may be words that
appear in steno, and this would be confusing to the CART client. Therefore, the CART reporter may substitute words; they may also add emphasis and indicate environmental sounds.
If sign language, rather than English, is the first language of the person needing assistance, we recommend the ASL services of Hallenross and Associates, www.hallenross.com or 614-296-8937.
Legal CART Services:
- PRI has provided CART services to the deaf and hard of hearing community since 1990.
- PRI can help you with reasonable accommodations per the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Providing CART in the legal setting for a deaf or hard of hearing witness or party should be carefully considered. PRI has the
experience in this area to assist you.
Other CART Services:
Schools and Universities
Seminar and Event CART
- PRI can provide CART services for students and instructors.
- One-on-one CART – the student or instructor reads from a computer screen while the CART writer keys in the information
on a steno machine.
- Remote CART – Remote captioning for students or instructors can easily be set up by PRI utilizing wireless technology and the Internet.
- Training Seminars
- Political Events
- Group CART – the CART writer provides an overhead of the translation that can be read by a large group of people.
- Captioning – PRI can also provide integrated captioning and video for events such as conferences, seminars and political events.
- PRI integrates our steno equipment with video equipment so that the words appear on a screen with the video of the speaker.
PRI has the ability to also provide captioning over the airwaves to television stations and broadcast companies via a
remote setup or can provide the encoder and captioning equipment for live broadcast captioning.