Judicial Reporting
In courtroom and deposition settings, you will be an officer of the court and the key person responsible for protecting the record and accurately preserving testimony as it happens.

Sitting center stage, you'll have the best seat in the house as the drama unfolds. Be front and center at controversial and highly publicized cases...criminal trials, millionaire divorces, government corruption trials. Every case, every day, every story is different.

This career path requires certification and licensing as a Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) by the State of California.


Broadcast Captioning
Captioning as a service for people deaf or hard-of-hearing began on August 5, 1972 when Julia Child, The French Chef, taught viewers to make a special chicken recipe.

In 1982, realtime captioning hit the scene during live broadcasts of the Academy Awards and the Sugar Bowl.
Today, rules issued by the FCC require that all new TV programming be captioned to allow the hearing impaired equal access to all television programming.

On the morning of 9/11, a realtime writer kept the deaf community aware of what was happening in New York, translating live coverage to explain the images they were seeing.


Communication Access Realtime Translation
The enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act has created a demand for CART services. In this extremely rewarding field, court reporters assist students by attending their class and translating the lectures into readable text. Students with limited vision, hearing or attention span benefit from this one-on-one assistance.

Captioning is also useful in loud or crowded exhibition halls when captioned videos allow sighted visitors to read what they cannot hear. Captions benefit new readers and people who are learning English as a second language. Captioning is used in museums, live performances, demonstrations, planetarium shows, lectures, web sites, church services...anywhere there is a need for a written display of dialogue.