Captioning Matters is a site that was created and is maintained by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) to promote the value of broadcast captioning and CART captioning that is offered by many of our members. NCRA represents approximately 16,000 stenographic court reporters, CART captioners, and legal videographers across the country and has been the preeminent national organization for making the record since its founding in 1899.
The ability to transcribe the spoken word very quickly has led to new opportunities, as stenographic court reporters began transitioning to the fields of broadcast captioning and CART captioning. Both offer the opportunity to transcribe the spoken word in different settings, whether it’s a sporting event, religious or civic service, news broadcast, or other form of entertainment. With over 48 million Americans experiencing hearing loss in at least one ear, the need for broadcast and CART captioning has expanded greatly in recent years.