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Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) or real-time captioning is a professional service that can be delivered on location or remotely. It is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and real time software. The text produced by the CART service can be displayed on an individual's computer monitor, projected onto a screen, combined with a video presentation to appear as captions or otherwise made available using other transmission and display systems.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is providing this information as a public service. DHS neither endorses, certifies nor guarantees the accuracy of any information provided by the agencies listed herein.

Minnesota providers

National providers

Or search the NCRA database for an independent captioner.

Captioning training programs

Are you interested in becoming a captioner? Captioning offers good pay, a flexible schedule and interesting work providing access to people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. And the need for captioners is growing. In Minnesota, Anoka Technical College offers a two-year program. You can find more programs on the National Court Reporters Association list of all NCRA-approved programs in the U.S. 

Learn more about captioning as a career on the NCRA Discover Steno webpage.

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