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).

Click here to see CART provider FAQs.

Click here to see CART "Best Practices"