Category Archives: Classroom Captioning

Remote Note Taking Services for Classroom Settings

Are Your Students Getting All The Information They Need?
Remote Note Taking Services

Do you think that your note-taking services are missing out on providing students with all the details they need to prepare?

Many universities and colleges do, and it is why IR has further expanded our service options to now offer Remote Note Taking to our menu of services.

Traditionally, note-taking has been done by having a person sit in a class and take notes of what various things for students to follow. This may include study items, references to materials to read, important matters for reports and tests, et cetera. However, one of the problems with this is the content and does it have information one person thinks is important but not something another person would benefit from.

Why We Are Different!

This is where we can help. Our note-taking services are similar to our Remote CART Services. Instead of a summarized file that is normally provided, our Remote Note Taking Services is created from an audio file and provides pretty much all the information that is needed. This gives your students the option to review all the information from the class and decipher what THEY feel is important to them.

Contact us to learn more.

Remote CART Services – CACUSS in Calgary 2019

Once again, IR Broadcast Captioning is happy to be a sponsor for the upcoming CACUSS conference being held in Calgary, Alberta, from June 16 – 19, 2019.

Bringing university and college leaders, researchers, accessibility and student support and other professionals together each year, CACUSS is the meeting place for these individuals to discuss policy, strategy and issues in their post-secondary culture, as well as new ideas that focus on student success at their campuses.

As we have in the past, IR will be providing CART services during the main sessions and also providing any support for attendees needing services for individual sessions.

As an exhibitor in Calgary, the team from IR will provide attendees with details on implementing Remote CART Services, video captioning, or transcription services for universities and colleges across Canada. Come and visit up in the Exhibit Hall.

Realtime Writers Needed!

Are you a realtime writer looking for a challenging and rewarding work environment? Have you thought about providing CART services for hearing impaired students?

IR Broadcast Captioning provides Remote CART Services to students in university, college, high school and corporate settings. And we’re expanding! We have more clients coming on board in January so we’re looking now to get new writers in place to help us with the added volumes coming to our daily schedules.

What are we looking for?

  • Realtime capable writers – able to write 225 wpm with a minimum accuracy level of 98.5%
  • You have been providing realtime services in the legal field or CART environments for at least two years
  • Flexible schedule with work hours ranging from 07:00 to 00:00 ET
  • Have your own software with reliable high-speed Internet connection

You can expect interesting and rewarding work while working from home. Location does not matter. What is most important is the desire to provide the best services possible to our clients around North America.

How much you work is up to you, but the average number of hours per day is usually around five hours online.  Other time in your day is preparation or finalizing your files.

Want to learn more? Contact and send us a resume of your experience.


Remote CART at 25th Annual VOICE Conference in Guelph, Ontario

Remote CART services will be provided by IR Broadcast Captioning at the 25th Annual VOICE Conference in Guelph, Ontario on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Remote CART Services for hard of hearing and deaf students in classroom settings.How will this benefit attendees? By providing live Remote CART Services, everyone in attendance will be able to read what is being said, allowing full access for all attendees.  CART Services will be provided in the main meeting area for the plenary sessions and also the breakout rooms.

In addition to those in attending, IR will be providing specific access for those who want to be able to view the CART services remotely. To coordinate this, please contact the conference coordinator and they will ensure you are on the list to receive viewing access to the sessions and access the live streaming CART on your own device.

IR Broadcast Captioning has been providing Remote CART Services to educational and corporate clients across North America since 1992. To learn more send us a message and we will be happy to provide further information on our services.

CACUSS Conference 2016

This year the CACUSS Conference goes to Winnipeg, and so does IR Broadcast Captioning, IR. From June 19 to 22, 2016, the conference brings together individuals who work in Canadian post-secondary institutions in student affairs and services.  The overall purpose of attending this conference is to help those at the institutions go back and be able to provide enhanced services to the students they serve.

This is also key for IR. As a service provider for students with hearing impairments, introducing attendees to just how simple Remote CART and Classroom Captioning is will be the main focus for our team. One of the biggest issues facing disability offices today is the lack of interpreters that are readily available.  In major centres this may be less of an issue, but smaller centres find it very difficult to provide services to students that require an interpreter. The second thing to consider is not every student uses a sign language interpreter, specifically late-deafened students.

That’s where IR’s Remote CART and Classroom Captioning is very beneficial. Being remote, we can easily provide easily manageable solutions for Disability Offices in ensuring the needs of the student are met.

If you are in Winnipeg for CACUSS, stop by and talk to us. If you won’t be attending, contact us and we can let you know how our services can make your planning next semester that much easier.

What Is Classroom Captioning?

This is our current question from some inquiries that we have had, Just what exactly is classroom captioning?

Simply put, classroom captioning is a realtime text display service that allows deaf or hard-of-hearing students to read what a teacher, instructor, or professor is teaching to the students in a classroom or lecture environment on a laptop or portable device. This allows for the student to participate in the same fashion as every other student in the classroom.

OK, great, but just how does this work? How does this realtime text get put on the screen for the student to read? For that part there are a few options available. The most reliable service in place today is to utilize a trained CART writer to provide this service. A CART writer is a trained court reporter that now specializes in educational or other related areas. CART writers/court reporters can write at speeds over 225 words per minute (wpm) with accuracy of 98.5% for extended periods of time. The average speed of conversation is about 200 wpm, but that can be even quicker in a lot of cases. Having the ability to have someone take down the live conversation at these speeds with only a delay of a few seconds is crucial to a student to follow along at the same pace as everyone else.

Watch our YouTube video to see more on how our Classroom Captioning/Remote CART Services work from start to finish.

So what about voice recognition? Yes, this does exist, but the general translation speed of voice recognition systems in a perfect environment are generally in the range of 175 wpm with a lower accuracy. Another factor with voice recognition is how quick the realtime is displayed for the user. Doing the simple math, if a professor is talking at 225 wpm and the voice recognition software is delivering text at 175 wpm, over time you will have more and more lag and delay to what the student is reading – not good! Also, keep in mind this speed is attained in a controlled environment with perfect audio levels, trained recognition software, and no external noise. And, when was the last time that you had this happen in a classroom? Rarely…

Which leads us back to why a CART writer is your best option for classroom captioning. Having a real person taking down the instruction of a teacher and filtering out background noise to deliver only what the student needs to hear is the most important part to providing reliable and consistent services to the end user. No other service available today can provide the level of accuracy, quality, and reliability as Remote CART Services. And, the option of having the text of the file delivered to the student after their class is an added bonus. This allows the realtime text file that they just viewed to be part of their notes for review and study purposes.

Learn more about the Classroom Captioning and Remote CART Services by contacting us for a live demonstration or to discuss the exact details of your service requirements.

Remote Classroom CART Services and closed captioning services from one source…

Remote CART Services

IR Broadcast Captioning offers solutions to schools and companies that provides full access for your hard-of-hearing or deaf attendees. IR’s remote CART services provide complete access for classroom or meeting settings. Easy to use and setup, our remote CART services provides a simple solution to provide realtime text services in almost any environment.

Remote CART services by IR will easily help you to meet ADA requirements. Click here for more…

Closed Captioning Services

IR Broadcast Captioning can provide full services for any of your closed captioning requirements. With experience in every area of broadcast captioning, including realtime and off-line captioning services, IR will ensure your program is professionally captioned.

Captioning services by IR include realtime captioning for live broadcasts, such as news and sports captioning. Our off-line captioning services can be utilized for other productions, such as documentaries and series programming. Click here for more…