CART or Communication Access Realtime Translation is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and realtime software. The text appears on a computer monitor or other display. This technology is primarily used by people who are hearing-impaired or who are learning English as a second language.
The Americans with Disabilities Act specifically recognized CART as an assistive technology which affords "effective communication access." Thus, communication access more aptly describes a CART provider's role and distinguishes CART from realtime reporting in a traditional litigation setting.
Cavalier Reporting has provided CART services for the University of Virginia School of Law, the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind and University of Virginia School of Medicine. Currently Cavalier Reporting is providing CART services for Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
For further information on CART services, please contact us to discuss how CART may help you or your loved one.