Realtime Writers Needed!

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.


IR to Provide Remote CART Services at CACUSS 2017 in Ottawa

All of us here at IR are getting excited that we will be providing Remote CART Services for the main sessions at the CACUSS Conference in Ottawa. This year the conference is being held June 11 to June 14, 2017. We’re also looking forward to being a Bronze Sponsor this year and reaching out to more of the attendees.

How Will CART Services Help?

Remote CART Services - People Listing During MeetingBy providing CART Services at the main sessions, the message being delivered by the keynote speakers will be read by everyone. And if you know our tagline –  It Has To Be Seen To Be Heard!  – then you can appreciate it that much more.

As always the keynote speakers will be shown on a large screen. This year, so will the live text of what they are saying. EVERY person in the audience will be able to follow along with what the speaker is saying or pick up on any words that they may have missed. In having CART services available at these sessions, even people with no hearing loss will benefit. How? Having the captioned text in addition to the audio will help to make the points being delivered by the speaker more succinct and allow for better comprehension by all. And for those that are in attendance and have a hearing loss, they will be able to follow along that much easier.

Staff from IR Broadcast Captioning will be attending at the Exhibition Hall. What better way to learn how Remote CART Services can work for your institution by not only seeing it live at the plenary sessions, but then also stopping by and visiting with us. We’re there to make sure that everyone has a solid understanding of the services we provide and how it can benefit hard-of-hearing students at your schools.

IR has been providing CART services since 1992. We know a thing or two about  making sure all the pieces are in place to help your hearing impaired students succeed! Learn more about the Remote CART Services we provide here.  Or you can visit our Contact Page to send a message or call.

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.