Captioning refers to listening to a spoken language, and capturing it as written text. Captions are found in classrooms, movie theaters, at conferences or business meetings, on television and as part of media online.
How We Can Help…
Both TypeWell and CART can be provided on site (at your location) or remotely using the Internet. Strada provides all of the equipment (microphones, reading devices, software), technical support and a well matched, qualified provider, just for you. We have the expertise to guide you in the process to make your class or event a success; working with you and your staff to ensure that you have what you need, when you need it.
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What You Need to Know…
We use the term “captioning” as a shorthand for all speech-to-text service options: TypeWell, CART, or Captioned Media. Each of these services have a similar intention (communication access) and outcome (turning spoken English into a written text). If you are new to captioning, you might think about the captions on your TV. You hear what is said, and with a slight delay, the words appear on the screen. This is the essence of captioning.
For more information on the various types of captioning options, read below:
TypeWell transcribers are trained to listen carefully to the spoken English, and to transcribe it faithfully into grammatically correct written English.The reader is able to quickly grasp all of the content and meaning of what is said including emotional tone, environmental sounds, jokes, and other important communication cues. TypeWell may be viewed as text only, or with a visual element on a laptop, tablet, smartphone or large screen.
Communication Access Real Time (CART), is a service delivered by qualified or certified court reporters who have additional training to caption in real time. The intention of this service is to produce a verbatim or near verbatim written record of what occurred.
CART is usually viewed on a laptop, tablet, smartphone or on a large screen with text only. Captioning is a combination of text with a visual element such as a presentation slide, broadcast television, or live webinar and is viewed on a laptop, tablet, smartphone or on a large screen.
Post-production captions refer to text that appears on screen with pre-recorded audio and video. They can be OPEN (showing all the time) or CLOSED (can be turned on or off, embedded in the video file).
We provide post-production captioning for recorded events such as online classes, webinars, YouTube videos, and corporate events or videos on DVD or VHS. We can produce captions in the most popular formats: Quicktime, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, YouTube media, or PowerPoint.
Contact us to discuss captioning services or request a quote.