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What Exactly Is CART?

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and realtime software. The text appears on a computer monitor or other display. This technology is primarily used by people who are late-deafened, oral deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have cochlear implants. Culturally deaf individuals also make use of CART in certain situations. Please keep in mind that CART is also often referred to as realtime captioning.

The Americans with Disabilities Act specifically recognized CART as an assistive technology which affords "effective communication access." Thus communication access more aptly describes a CART provider's role, and distinguishes CART from realtime reporting in a traditional litigation setting.


CART providers in Rhode Island:


Allied Court Reporters, Inc.

115 Phenix Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-946-5500
Fax: 401-946-9228
Email: info@alliedcourtreporters.com
Website: www.alliedcourtreporters.com

Merandi Court Reporting

5 Chedell Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-434-4579
Fax: 401-435-4009

Rhode Island Court Reporting

747 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02904
Phone: 401-437-3366
Voice: 401-447-4441
Fax: 401-433-1711
Website: www.ricourtreporting.com
Email: staff@ricourtreporting.com