"Because of the severity of my hearing, I used to miss a lot of what was said in meetings. I would leave confused and frestrated by them. Now when I go to a meeting or event, I use CART. With the help and skills of the staff at Young Reporting Services, I can participate fully and understand every time. What a difference!" -- Dr. Tim Wilkins
CART for the Hearing Impaired
CART: Computer Access Realtime Translation. CART allows people with hearing disabilities
to have full access to educational classes or to participate in group meetings. The spoken word is translated into text and
appears on a screen. Depending on the setting,
the text may be displayed directly on a single computer, on multiple computers,
or it may be projected to a screen or monitor for view by multiple participants
Reporting Services provides high-quality, cost-effective realtime translation
services both on-site and remote locations. CART is often used in an
educational setting, but is also appropriate for board meetings, conventions, doctor
appointments, court settings, religious events, weddings, entertainment, etc. We utilize both the traditional stenographer
and also what are sometimes called “voicewriters,” who utilize state-of-the-art
speech recognition software along with court reporting software.
CART allows students to participate and be successful alongside their peers in
the conventional educational environment.
Our company utilizes internet-based remote software and does not require
the consumer to have additional software.
The consumer is given a link and password to enter the website. The user can highlight, take notes, chat with
the CART provider and access other programs while viewing the streaming
text. In addition to access to the
spoken word in class, students will receive, at no additional cost, a
transcript of classes to assist with study.
CART provides the most comprehensive and complete translation of the
spoken word. Rather than relying on
notes, lipreading, or an interpreter, the student will receive a verbatim
record of the event. If needed, the
service can be provided to multiple students at the same time.
classroom presenter uses a wireless microphone that plugs into the student’s or
school’s computer. For discussion
groups, conference microphones can be utilized.
We are happy to be of assistance and offer advice to schools regarding
audio equipment utilized in the classroom.
We have even provided CART for video-conferenced classes, where the
instructor is in an off-site location.
Aside from being inconspicuous, remote CART can be a cost savings to
universities and schools, as there is no travel time required in order for
someone to be live in the classroom.
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Reporting Services has been providing CART services since 2006, and some of our clients include: University of
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Moore Norman Technology Center, Northeastern State University, West Georgia Technical College, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation
Services, Alternative Communication Services, Hearing Loss Associations of Oklahoma City and Norman.
Call us today to discuss your personal needs and to set up a free
demonstration. (405) 236-8426.
“I work at a major university and have used captionists in the past. Unfortunately much of what was produced was not high enough quality for the students—the captionist was getting the simple part of the lecture but not the meat and definitely nothing close to how the language was used within the lecture. Then we meet Becky at Young Reporting Services….. and WOW. What service!!! We have as close to verbatim as you can get. She and her crew go above and beyond to ensure that the lectures are accurate, timely and professional. Our students now expect AND receive the best! And now they don’t have to do 5 times the work to be successful in their classes…. Thanks for ALL you do for our students!” --Sandie