What is CART?
It is the word-for-word transcription of speech to text in real-time.
How does it work?
A CART writer will transcribe the spoken word into written English or French text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer, and real-time software. The text is then displayed on a small screen, such as a laptop computer, or projected on a large screen for classrooms, conferences or meeting settings. CART can be provided remotely or on-site.
Who uses CART?
CART@chs services are an important communication tool for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. CART allows for visual access to the topics being discussed. It is a benefit for individual consumers or larger groups in a variety of settings, including:
- religious services
- conventions and conferences
- personal appointments and meetings
- civic events and cultural presentations
- or anywhere communication access is needed