VIENNA, Va., Jan. 7, 2015 — TheTakeNote campaign, launched by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, serves as a main theme during the 2015 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, which runs Feb. 15-21. This year’s event marks the third year NCRA has sponsored the celebration designed to help increase the public’s awareness about the growing number of employment opportunities the profession offers.
Here at ACS we are especially mindful of the difference CART makes in the lives of our consumers and our employees. Our CART, broadcast, and post-production caption writers make it possible for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing to understand the spoken word on TV shows, in the classroom, on conference calls and webinars, at conferences and conventions, and when watching videos and films. The impact of this amazing communicant access cannot be underestimated and we deliver our work product with great joy.
As ACS Business Development Manager Valerie Stafford-Mallis says, “I began losing my hearing in 1978 and I did not experience the miracle of CART until thirty year later, when ACS co-owner and CART writer Mike Cano captioned a job interview for me. The heavens of equal communication access opened because for the first time, I was able to understand what everybody in that room said to me. Ladies and gentlemen, on the eighth day, God created CART. “
So, congratulations to the members of NCRA as they Take Note and celebrate 2015’s National Court Reporting and Captioning Week kicking off the day after Valentines’ Day. If you know a court reporter or caption writer, tell them “Thank you for making the world a better place.” If you are interested in this exciting career option, check out the Take Note Campaign sponsored by the National Court Reporter’s Association http://crtakenote.com/
And, for more information on the many ways CART can open the world of equal communication access to you or someone you care about, email me at Valerie@acscaptions.com