Real Time Court Reporting
Real-time transcription is the general term for transcription by court reporters using real-time text technologies to deliver computer text screens within a few seconds of the words being spoken. Specialist software allows participants in court hearings or depositions to make notes in the text and highlight portions for future reference.
Real-time reporting is used in a variety of industries, including entertainment, television, the Internet, and law.
Specific careers include the following:
- Judicial reporters - use a stenotype to provide instant transcripts on computer screens as a trial or deposition occurs.
- Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) reporters — assist the hearing-impaired by translating spoken words into text, giving them personal access to the communications they need on a day-to-day basis.
- Television broadcast captioners — use real-time reporting technology to allow hard-of-hearing or deaf people to see what is being said on live television broadcasts such as news, emergency broadcasts, sporting events, awards shows, and other programs.
- Internet information (or Webcast) reporters — provide real-time reporting of sales meetings, press conferences, and other events, while simultaneously transmitting the transcripts to computers world-wide.