CART Information

What is CART?

CART is an acronym for Communication Access Realtime Translation. CART is an instant translation of the spoken word into English text. The text then appears on a laptop monitor or other display depending on the environment. CART requires the skill of a trained stenographer with the ability to write at speeds of up to 225 words per minute with 98% accuracy. To learn more about CART please visit

Types of CART

  1. Onsite CART
  2. Remote CART
  3. Projected CART

CART Environments

  • Courtrooms
  • Classrooms
  • Business, government and educational functions
  • Religious services
  • Senior Citizen Meetings
  • Conventions
  • Conferences
  • Doctor appointments
  • Banking and investment transactions
  • Weddings, funerals and other personal events
  • Civic events, such as town council meetings
  • Cultural presentations,such as plays
  • Recreation or entertainment events
  • Anywhere communication access is needed!

Benefits of CART

Equal Communication Access- in your personal and professional life or that of a loved one
Independence- to decide what is important in the material being presented
Freedom- of choice regarding setting, display options and seating.
Confidence- to join in conversations, knowing all words and environmental sounds are captured
Ability- to fully participate in life!