TypeWell and C-Print are rapid, meaning for meaning transcription services, These technologies rely on transcribers using abbreviation software and techniques which remove redundancy and erroneous words–you read what the speaker means. TypeWell and C-Print are often used in classrooms as well as an increasing variety of business settings and webcasts. In addition to being faster, Typewell and C-Print have the advantage of being significantly cheaper than CART. Consider Typewell or C-Print captioning services in situations where a verbatim transcription is not necessary.
A sign language interpreter is a person trained in translating between a spoken and a signed language. This usually means someone who interprets what is being said and signs it for someone who can’t hear, but understands sign. Of course, the interpreter also will interpret and speak the words which convey the meaning of whatever the signing person signs so hearing people can “hear” what is signed.
Video remote interpreting (VRI) is a video communication service that uses devices such as web cameras to provide sign language or spoken language interpreting services. This is done through a remote or offsite interpreter, in order to communicate with persons with whom there is a communication barrier. It is similar to a slightly different technology called video relay service, where the parties are each located in different places.
CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) transcribes spoken information verbatim into a computer screen or smartphone. CART transcriptionists use either a specialized shorthand machine or cutting-edge speech recognition technologies to create an exact text transcription of any event. Customers who want to know every word spoken with close-to-exact accuracy ask for CART services. CART is widely used in classrooms, counseling sessions, teleconferences, meetings, seminars, conferences, court rooms, and church services where precise, transcription is necessary.