Alternative Realtime Careers: A Guide to Closed Captioning and CART for Court Reporters

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Are you a skilled realtime reporter looking for a change? Do you need a new challenge in your life?

If so, Alternative Realtime Careers: A Guide to Closed Captioning and CART for Court Reporters, by Gary D. Robson, is the book for you. You'll learn everything you need to know about the captioning and CART work environments and, more importantly, how to prepare for these exciting career opportunities. You'll also find information on:

· How to apply for a realtime job

· Captioning from your home

· Starting your own CART or captioning business

· Deaf culture

· The laws that govern the use of captioning

Also, Alternative Realtime Careers offers a variety of case studies, so you can find out how other reporters have transitioned into the captioning or CART fields, and a comprehensive list of software and hardware vendors and Web sites.

A JCR Contributing Editor, Gary Robson has been involved in the captioning industry since 1989. In addition to his software engineering work in captioning and court reporting, he wrote Inside Captioning, the definitive guide to the captioning industry, and The Court Reporter's Guide to Cyberspace.

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Are you a skilled realtime reporter looking for a change? Do you need a new challenge in your life?

Alternative Realtime Careers: A Guide to Closed Captioning and CART for Court Reporters can put you on the path to an exciting, new career. You'll learn everything you need to know about the captioning and CART work environments and, more importantly, how to prepare and take advantage of these opportunities. You'll also find information on:

( How realtime translation works

( What makes a good captioner or CART writer

( How to apply for a realtime job

( The technical basics of captioning

( Selecting the right software and equipment

( Captioning from your home

( Starting your own CART or captioning business

( Calling deaf people on the phone

( The laws that govern the use of captioning

Alternative Realtime Careers also provides a variety of case studies, so you can find out how other court reporters have transitioned into the captioning or CART fields, and a comprehensive list of software and hardware vendors and Web sites.

About the Author:

Gary Robson has been involved in the captioning industry since 1989 and was awarded the Andrew Saks Engineering Award by Telecommunications for the Deaf Inc. for his "outstanding contribution to improving the visual accessibility of information."

In addition to his software engineering work in captioning and court reporting, he wrote Inside Captioning, the definitive guide to the captioning industry, and The Court Reporter's Guide to Cyberspace. Gary is a contributing editor for the Journal of Court Reporting and captioning columnist for Newswaves for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People, and has written numerous articles on the conjunction of captioning, court reporting and computers on subjects ranging from captioning for city governments to speech recognition.

In 1987, he founded Cheetah Systems with his wife, Kathy. He has been the principal designer for all of Cheetah's captioning, CAT and legal software, as well as the Gemini ergonomic stenotype machine. He is currently the Chief Technology Strategist for VITAC Corporation, the largest closed captioning company in the United States.

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