Over the years, TotalCaption has provided CART for thousands of attendees at various conferences and public expositions. Not only are we able to provide realtime captions to attendees’ preferred devices for individual viewing, but we also have the ability to project realtime captions for audiences of any size. We have provided CART captions from small breakout groups at corporate conferences to keynote speakers at large expositions, and everything in between.
History Behind CART at Events
There was a time, seemingly not long ago, where a person with hearing impairment could not have a fulfilling experience at a conference or expo due to his/her inability to hear effectively over large crowds. CART was on the scene before 1990 when the ADA was signed into law and began to help these individuals. But the law mandated that every individual receives reasonable access to effective communication. You can rely on TotalCaption to meet these requirements of the ADA and to improve the experience for any individual at your event.
TotalCaption has the capability to display CART captions on your conference app, making captions more accessible for everyone.
Leveraging CART to Help All Attendees
Although CART is one of the fastest growing ways to assist those with hearing loss, CART can also be used to help anyone have a more positive experience. Since we are able to provide CART captions to any preferred smart device through a hyperlink, we are able to provide captions to people who were not in attendance at the conference. Also in the past we have seen people use our services in breakout groups, giving attendees the ability to listen to one panel in one room as well as read CART captions for a panel/event in another room. By doing this attendees are able to effectively get the information from two separate events that they might have wanted to attend, but that were happening concurrently. These are examples demonstrating how CART cannot only be used to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but can create a better experience for all attendees.
Making Events More Accessible for All
TotalCaption provides CART services for any person in need. We assist our clients with hearing loss in overcoming obstacles and barriers at events like large conferences. Clients can receive realtime onsite or remote captions on the device of their choice depending on the situation. Access to realtime CART gives individuals the freedom to participate if desired, and also allows for better absorption and retention more information. There are various reasons why CART is crucial to an attendee’s experience. Acoustics in large rooms are often a challenge for people without hearing disabilities. Those challenges are compounded when hearing loss is introduced. Realtime captions level the playing field for all attendees, ensuring a better overall experience. We can provide electronic transcripts of the events which can be helpful for the attendees, or even conference organizers to have for future use.