Real Time Captioning
Remote Communication Access Real-time Transcription (RCART) is designed to provide the Deaf or hard of hearing student with a real-time transcription of the lecture in the classroom or event. This process is accomplished by a remote connection with third party vendors that provide the Remote CART services. The transcriber is located offsite and listens to the lecture through Zoom capabilities or audio can be transmitted through a lapel microphone to the receiver which then sends the signal via the internet. The transcriber listens and types the lecture text using captioning software which is then sent to the student through a web link so the student can read the lecture in real time.
An important point to consider is that the transcriber may or may not be able to hear other students in the classroom, and the Deaf student may not be able to ask questions or make comments. When working with a student who is using a Remote CART system, please remember to repeat questions or comments from the audience. Only the main presenter would wear a microphone; therefore, the questions will not be heard by the transcriber. When the presenter repeats questions or comments, the student will have equal access to the classroom information via the transcription.