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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

Vendor name

Services provided

Access Resource 

CART services in educational settings, business meetings, judicial-legal environment, social services and medical environments. 

Paradigm Captioning and Reporting

Court reporting, captioning, digital videography, CART, audio transcription and worldwide videoconferencing.

Riverside Captioning Company

CART, captioning, transcription and webcast.

National providers

Vendor name

Services provided

2020 Captioning

CART, remote CART, post production captioning, realtime and broadcast captioning.

Alternative Communication Services (ACS)

Voice to text translation, CART, captioning and text interpreting.

Caption First

CART, realtime captioning, web captioning and transcription.

Hear Ink

CART, remote CART, transcription and realtime captioning.


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