Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)

MasterWord’s onsite or remote Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services helps our clients provide instant access to their events, classes, and meetings as a communication access option to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.

MasterWord’s onsite or remote Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services helps our clients provide instant access to their events, classes, and meetings as a communication access option to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.

Why Choose MasterWord’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services?

MasterWord delivers targeted approaches to our clients’ communication access and assistive technology needs through a network of CART captioners who have been thoroughly vetted and qualified for the scope of each engagement. 

Frequently Asked Questions about
Communication Access Realtime Translation

CART services, unlike Closed Captioning services, capture spoken words and displays them on a weblink that can be accessed through a computer screen, tablet device, or projected unto a larger screen to make a live event and meetings accessible to Dead or Hard of Hearing individuals in attendanceOn the other hand, Closed Captioning displays speech through an encoder onto a television or other screen for a broadcasted event or program.  

An audio source must be provided for the CART captioner, which may require some technological coordination if requesting remote services. Contact us for information regarding CART services for your particular event or meeting.

YesMasterWord can provide an edited or raw (unedited) post-service transcript upon request. Contact us for details related to our post-service transcripts for CART. 

CART services capture spoken words and displays them on a weblink that can be accessed through a computer screentablet device, or projected unto a larger screen to make a live event and meetings accessible to Dead or Hard of Hearing individuals in attendance.

All MasterWord CART Captioners follow the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Code of Professional Ethics for CART and Broadcast Captioners as well as any local standards of practice or codes of ethics as applicable. 

MasterWord’s network of professional CART captioners are vetted and their qualifications are verified in conformance with state and local regulations for CART service providers. Each CART captioner is interviewed and must demonstrate experience and industry knowledge as required for each specific event, class, or meeting to qualify to provide servicesWhere available and/or required, CART captioner certification, licensure, or registration is also verified.

When is CART a viable communication access solution?

The professionals at MasterWord assist through services, training, and program development in compliance with: CART Services make events, presentations, and meetings accessible to Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals. CART is an assistive technology that can help meet communication access requirements under: 

Americans with Disabilities Act 

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The purpose of this law is to provide the same rights and opportunities through reasonable accommodations. 

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Individuals with Disabilities Act

Federal law that governs the special education programs in U.S. public schools in an effort to provide free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for children with disabilities. 

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Provides protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities. This protects the students with disabilities from discrimination from any kind of school program or activity.

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