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Computer Aided Realtime Translation (CART)

CART combines the court reporter’s stenography machine, special translation software and a notebook computer to almost instantly display the spoken word so that people with hearing loss can fully participate in a variety of settings by reading the computer screen as the session is occurring. (When more than one deaf or hard of hearing person is in need of this service, a television monitor is provided with a readable text at the bottom of the screen. This service is called Captioning.) CART and Captioning Services can be used for conferences, classes, workshops or any other large gathering.

CART/ Captioning services are for people who are fully competent in English, both written and oral, and who either are not able to use ASL interpreters or sign language transliterators or do not choose to do so in a particular situation. In general, persons who choose to use CART service are people who have lost their hearing as adults, oral deaf persons and some hard of hearing persons.

VIRS handles requests for CART services as needed and appropriate.

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