TotalCaption has helped students for years in the classroom, whether it is a middle or high school classroom or a large university lecture hall. Our CART services allow students with hearing loss to be a part of the traditional school setting and overcome challenges that may affect their learning experience.
Since inception, we have provided CART services for students in middle school, high school, college and post-graduate degree programs, even medical and law school. We have the technology to accurately create captions for classes that contain complex equations and symbols, such as college level Calculus III. Regardless of content or subject matter, TotalCaption can help students with hearing loss have a better and more fulfilling learning experience. Having access to realtime CART allows students to participate in class in a way they may not have felt comfortable before for various reasons. Some are unsure if they heard correctly, and do not want to appear foolish in front of classmates. Some can speechread professors, but not if they speak with their backs turned. Some cannot hear what fellow students in the room are asking. CART puts everyone on a level playing field.
Customized CART Services
TotalCaption allows you to customize your CART services to the student’s needs. We accomplish this by being able to provide both onsite and remote captions, and by allowing the student to display these captions on their preferred device, like a laptop, tablet, or phone. By allowing the CART Captioner to be either remote or onsite, students have the ability to choose what option suits their needs best, ensuring their individual comfort. Students are also able to display captions on devices that are easy to carry and are discreet in the classroom. Transcription of the captions can also be provided electronically after class ends, which can be useful for students to assist with note-taking and studying in the future.
To learn more about how CART services can be tailored to your student’s needs, contact us and we will have a representative ready to work with you.
TotalCaption Works With Schools
Students using CART services, either onsite or remote, can be mainstreamed into the traditional school setting where learning is afforded to every student, not only students without challenges. TotalCaption works closely with school administrators and disability service departments to demonstrate the technological advancements and the ease with which a student with hearing loss can engage academically to achieve success in his/her field of endeavor. Under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), schools are committed to provide accommodations for students with disabilities. TotalCaption is there to display the full text of every spoken word in every class attended by a student with hearing loss.
Classroom CART can be displayed on a number of different devices depending on the student's needs.
Accurate Captions When It Matters Most
Because CART Providers are transitioned Court Reporters, we are expert at grammar, syntax and proofreading. Our strict code of CART protocol dictates that we will never change verbiage to create a more grammatically correct sentence structure. We believe the student should be reading the words that were actually spoken. This ensures the accuracy of the captions the student receives.
Other Scenarios for CART Services
TotalCaption also has experience helping schools and students at other educational events like Graduation Ceremonies, Guest Speakers and Presentations, School Assemblies, and even specialty classes outside the classroom such as SAT or Bar Exam Preparation.
For years we have helped students have a more fulfilling learning experience and achieve academic excellence.