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1 AB Captioning & CART - YT CHHA
Remote CART: How I Can Access CART From Virtually Anywhere AB Captioning & CART - YT CHHA By AB Captioning & CART Presented by Sandra German, RDR, RMR, RPR, CRR, CCP, CBC, CPE, CRI, CSR(A) Remote CART provided by Ian Sutherland, RMR, RPR, CRR, CSR(A) AB Captioning & CART June 2011

2 What is Realtime? Instantaneous verbatim translation of the spoken word into text by a realtime-trained court reporter at speeds exceeding 225 words per minute with 98% accuracy or higher.

3 How does it work? Stenographic “notes” written on a computerized steno machine are transmitted through a cable or via Bluetooth to a computer database and translated into English text within seconds

4 AB Captioning & CART - YT CHHA
Realtime is used in the following areas: On-site and Remote CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) Broadcast captioning on television Court & Litigation (for hard of hearing litigants, jurors, and accused AB Captioning & CART June 2011

5 What is CART? Communication Access Realtime Translation is a word-for-word speech-to-text translation of all spoken words and environmental sounds facilitated through a CART Provider trained in conveying a speaker’s message complete with environmental cues. Unlike computerized notetaking, speed typing, abbreviation systems or other interpretation services, CART empowers consumers to decide for themselves what information is important to them.

6 The steno keyboard is similar to a piano keyboard
Pressing one key ... On the piano…. plays a note On the steno machine… makes a word or sound Pressing several keys at once ... On the steno machine… makes a word, sound, or syllable On the piano… plays a chord

7 We write phonetically & syllabically
Initial consonant sounds and prefixes are made with the left hand Final consonant sounds, suffixes/word endings are made with the right hand 11 different diphthongs are made with combinations of the vowel bank keys The asterisk is used to make corrections or additional variations of strokes Numbers are made by pressing the number bar with any first row key


9 4 main reasons why it sometimes looks goofy...
Mistrokes or Fat Finger Days! One too many or one too few keys stroked in an entry (because keys are only mms apart) can cause mistrokes with embarrassing results! We are ONLY human ! MKZ = mad cow disease vs MKS = Michael Jackson Word Boundary Mistranslates! Sometimes suffixes and prefixes attach to the wrong words rely sensed vs relicensed forest toring vs for restoring Morgue Anacin Claire vs Morgan Sinclair theatre caliper former vs theatrical performer

10 4 main reasons why it sometimes looks goofy...
Unstranslates! When the computer dictionary database does not contain a text match with a steno stroke, a default phonetic table will phonetically translate a stroke FUJ = fudge (Steno = TPUPBLG) Overstroking or Stacking! The keys on the steno machine don’t release quickly enough and a second stroke is written in the same electronic “space” as the first causing two strokes in one want TOUS go = want US TO go ask TOD pay = askeD TO pay wonder DOG I need = wonderING DO I need

11 CART/Captioning can also be used..
By persons with cognitive or motor challenges As a teaching aid for learning English as a second language Where transcripts are required With interpreters and transliterators

12 CART/Captioning consumers claim . . .
Increased vocabulary & comprehension Increased memory retention Boosts self-esteem Allows full group participation

13 We Include Environmental Sounds
Music playing, including lyrics when possible Microphone feedback Outside noises Fire alarms Phone ringing Announcements

14 We include Audible sounds:
Laughter & Giggling Screaming Cheering & Applause Speaking in foreign languages

15 Other indicators we write . . .
^ Correction or - - to indicate a correction in previous text Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Speaker identifiers >> Sandra: >> Mr. Sutherland: >> Speaking through a translator: or >> [ Speaking in Swahili ] (said sarcastically) [ ♪ Singing opera ♪ ]

16 What does it take to do CART or Broadcast Captioning?
Graduate from an accredited court reporting school with 225 words per minute at 98% accuracy as an entry-level court reporter Entry-level training can take from 2 to 5 years to graduate at this high standard of speed and accuracy

17 As well as …. Advanced training in Realtime Theory to provide CART and Broadcast Captioning Extensive database development CART Providers and Captioners develop their own databases, unique to how they write, which takes many, many years to develop and perfect. This is a daily, ongoing process throughout their careers.

18 As well as …. Quick thinking Love of words Well read
Large knowledge base

19 As well as …. Very high brain-processing ability at breakneck speeds in stressful situations !! Knowledge on EVERYTHING in the whole, WIDE world ... and how it’s spelled ... in less than a second !!

20 Credentials for Court Reporters,
CART Providers, and Broadcast Captioners RPR Registered Professional Reporter (WK)Written knowledge legal test, 3 skills tests up to @ 225 words per 96% accuracy CRR Certified Realtime Reporter WK legal test & unedited Realtime % accuracy CCP Certified CART Provider WK CART test & unedited RT % accuracy CBC Certified Broadcast Captioner WK Broadcast Captioning test & unedited RT % accuracy RMR Registered Merit Reporter, RPR prerequisite Advanced WK test & 3 skills tests up % accuracy RDR Registered Diplomat Reporter, RMR prerequisite Very Advanced WK test. The highest credential in the industry CSR(A) Certified Shorthand Reporter (Alberta) All certifications require annual Con.Ed. Credits to maintain

21 Remote CART can be used in many situations . . .
where a CART Provider is unable to be on site To distant locations Remote Meetings to several locations School classes off-site such as an agricultural field trip Museum tours

22 Why Use Remote CART? Distance is too great for providing onsite CART – eg. isolated location Time does not permit travel to be on site – last minute requests No added travel costs for consumer – eg. No mileage or per diems Consumer preference – consumer may not want the CART Provider on location with them Multiple locations needing simultaneous access

23 Remote CART Situations
Book Clubs Support Groups Webcasts &/or Webinars Teleconference Calls (several consumer(s) calling in from different locations Schools Churches Conventions Seminars Meetings

24 Remote CART Challenges
AB Captioning & CART - YT CHHA Remote CART Challenges * Remote CART is not ideal for all situations * Doctor Visits Weddings Funerals Walking Tour Noisy Environments Breakout Discussions Laboratory/Math/Physics Classes Locations with poor internet access Poor audio quality AB Captioning & CART June 2011

25 Remote CART Consumer Requirements
Equipment required by the CART Consumer to receive CART remotely at their location Computer with high-speed, stable internet access Hard-wired internet for best results. Stable, high bandwidth wireless internet acceptable access (before the event) Emergency phone contact and/or cell phone texting capabilities Instant Messaging Program (during the event) (StreamText, Skype, Yahoo, Windows Live Messenger,) 5. Excellent Audio (see next slide)

26 If the CART Provider CAN’T hear it, the CART Provider CAN’T write it!
Audio! Audio! Audio!!! If the CART Provider CAN’T hear it, the CART Provider CAN’T write it!

27 Remote CART Consumer Audio Requirements
Audio Feed sent from consumer to CART Provider can be any of the following: Teleconference call phone number for CART Provider Using VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) aka SKYPE Direct audio feed from PA sound system in conference room connected to consumer’s computer or telephone line Conference “spider” speakerphone Wireless lapel omnidirectional mic/receiver worn by the person(s) speaking or wired room microphones Microphone on the consumer’s receiving computer

28 What the CART Provider needs to do a great job:
Meeting agenda and prior meeting minutes Names of chair/moderator and participants at the event Participants identify themselves before speaking Any industry-related vocabulary including names, spellings, acronyms, topics, etc. to be discussed Teleconference call-in numbers CART consumer contact information: address Contact phone number and/or cell phone number with texting Instant message username and/or Skype username EXCELLENT audio feed!

29 Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome
Delivery Workflow Captioned Captioner’s Transcription Software StreamText.Net Connector Application Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome Website iPhone iPad Android Blackberry text The streamed text can be broadcast to any device that supports standard HTML browser Output is easily configured for almost any application that can access the Internet StreamText. Net

30 Main Benefits to StreamText
Easy to Use. Reduces barriers to adopting technology. Take “I.T.” out of the loop! Flexible, Reliable Compatible with all major browsers on the market No FLASH or Java required. Does not require special ports or hard-coded IP addresses Simple controls for setting viewing preferences Natural text flow – easier to read and follow Can accommodate one to 100,000 viewers

31 StreamText.Net Security
Firewall Friendly & Secure Data encryption – Full encryption of text from source to customer , eg. HTTPS encryption Password Protection

32 Viewing CART Opens in any web browser
Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari Text can be viewed from any device that supports standard HTML iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android Consumer can select fonts, colours, and themes Integrated Chat built into StreamText Demonstration Event:

33 Remote CART vs broadcast captioning
Full screen of text on computer Three lines of text at bottom of tv screen CART text sent via internet Captions sent via phone lines and modems No delay, CART text instant Captions delayed No picture/video, just text Captions and video/picture on tv Audio quality challenges Better audio, direct link to anchor desk or reporter

34 It’s this Easy!! Establish an internet connection on your viewing computer Establish an audio connection 3. Click on the link that we send you prior to the event. 4. Voila! There’s the text. Blah blah CART text

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AB Captioning & CART June 2011

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Questions? Thank You ! AB Captioning & CART June 2011

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