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What does CART stand for? Is it the same as captioning?
Communication Access Real-time Translation is the real-time display of verbatim speech to text, accomplished by a stenographer writing on a steno machine at MINIMUM speeds of 180 words per minute (wpm) on formal, public-speech material (one voice) and MINIMUM 225 wpm on two-voice dialogue material. CART is usually text-only display, not text embedded into a video, which is technically Captioning. Text (often delivered via modem) that is encoded in Line 21 of a television display is called Broadcast Captioning. CART can also be provided by a real-time voice-writer (same speed requirements).
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