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Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) – The instantaneous translation of the spoken language into text and displayed in various forms. English text is produced with less than a two-second delay. For example, a CART writer sits next to a student in a classroom and listens to the professor, transcribing all that is heard, and the English text is being displayed on the computer screen so the student can read along.

  • Onsite CART can be provided for meetings, classes, training sessions and special events. Remote CART can also be provided.
  • Remote CART  is exactly the same as onsite CART except the provider is in a remote location and listens to an event through the use of a telephone or Voice Over IP (VoIP) connect. 
    Communication Access Realtime Translation: CART Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Rob Roth, AccessComputing staff   

AccessComputing announces a new 7minute-34 second video, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People, that explores what CART is and where it can be used. The video is ideal for anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing and is considering what types of accommodations would be best for participating in a college-level class or at a conference.

The video was developed after it was discovered that few, if any, resources were available on the Internet to explain what CART and other captioning systems were. Four students from the Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing, including two ASL signers, speak about why they chose captioning within a STEM educational setting. This video will be available in February 2014 at www.uw.edu/accesscomputing/get-informed/videos.

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