what is closed captioning?

By 2018, the demand for realtime careers, including closed captioning, will exceed supply requiriing nearly 5,500 new court reporters , captioners, and CART Providers!

(Court Reporting Industry Outlook Report by Ducker Worldwide and The National Court Reporters Association)

how long is closed captioning school?

The Leader in Captioning and CART Providing Training!

are you a court reporter interested in transitioning to closed captioning or cart providing?

Whether you're a beginning student, a seasoned reporter, or a student with prior training, Court Reporting and Captioning at Home has a realtime captioning program for you!  

Train from home at hours that are convenient for you with our NEW revolutionary, multimedia training platform containing hundreds of hours of audio and video dictation, support from captioners, and exclusive studio-produced, animated graphic video tutorials...the first in realtime closed captioning education!

What is cart providing?

Meet Karen, Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Graduate,  Stadium Captioner for Levy Stadium, San Francisco, 

and Stadium Captioner for the 2016 Superbowl! 

closed captioning schools frequently asked questions

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Career opportunities and training

Accessibility for the hearing impaired

Ellen Z.,

Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Graduate and Professional Closed Captioner, Captioning From Home!

CART Providing or Communications Access Realtime Translation is the realtime writing career predominantly employed in the college or university setting, providing equal access for deaf or hearing impaired students to classroom proceedings with a transcript on their laptop computers. 

CART Providing may also be writing for hearing impaired persons for: courtrooms, religious services, conventions, city council/town hall meetings, doctors' appointments, important banking transactions, senior citizen or hearing impaired group meetings, and streaming to the internet for companies, etc.

CART Providing is provided onsite at the physical location or performed remotely from the CART Provider's home.


As hearing impaired students learn of this superior form of  translation, CART Providing jobs are increasingly in demand.

The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home self-paced, superior training program prepares students for CART Providing as well as realtime court reporting and closed captioning.

Anna H.,

Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Graduate and Professional CART Provider!

how to become a closed captioner or cart provider.

It is important that you verify that your school trains comprehensively for closed captioning.  Many schools represent that you will be ready for captioning upon completing a court reporting training program.  This is not true.  Most do not teach theories with a captioning foundation.  Most schools do not teach formatting techniques for captioning or provide necessary captioning glossaries recommended by the NCRA and national closed captioning companies, and many do not provide internships and job placement for captioning.

Court Reporting and Captioning at Home is a COMPREHENSIVE CLOSED CAPTIONING PROGRAM.  The Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory is the only NCRA- approved theory with a captioning foundation developed specifically for online training.  

Traditional court reporting and captioning schools' completion times are about 3 to 6 years.  Court Reporting and Captioning at Home is a truly self-paced program, allowing the student to substantially reduce the length of training significantly more than that of traditional schools.

The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Online Training Program has revolutionized Broadcast Closed Captioning Training and CART Providing Training, both careers now referred to as Certified Realtime Captioners. 

These comprehensive Captioning and CART Providing Programs are the only Captioning and CART Providing Programs developed specifically for Online Training with actual CART and Captioning assignments WITH transcripts and audio practice dictation!

Court Reporting and Captioning at Home is a unique multimedia program, providing studio-produced, animated, graphic video tutorials, mobile apps, color coded theory manual, vocabulary rich state-of-the-art practice and test dictation, ONLY credentialed professionals for new student support, and now with the new flip-up touch screen Blaze Computer Aided Transcription (CAT) steno machine from Pro-CAT! 


A Partner with Auburn University
Is captioning training the same as court reporting training,
and do all court reporting schools teach captioning?

Closed Captioning, also known as Broadcast Closed Captioning or Captioning, is the realtime writing profession that allows people who are deaf or hearing impaired to read captions of all live programming on the television or internet.

Captioning jobs are available through national captioning companies, and a starting closed captioning salary is about $75,000 per year, with experienced captioners earning over $100,000 per year.

Realtime court reporters use their skills and translation software to provide captions of television programs such as news, emergency broadcasts, sporting events, talk shows, and other live programs.

Most live broadcast closed captioning jobs are performed by closed captioners writing on a steno machine. The realtime steno machine captioner has proved to be the most accurate and consistent form of realtime writing for television captioning. 

Closed Captioning jobs are usually a home-based job.  There is high demand for closed captioners with over 5000 new captioning, court reporting, and CART providing jobs projected over the next 5 years.

The broadcast closed captioner empowers hearing impaired individuals to receive all the entertainment and information broadcast across the airwaves. 

When we have national emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or any emergency requiring a swift response, thanks to broadcast closed captioners using their realtime captioning training, the 28 million hearing impaired people in the United States now have equal access to this critical information.


Court Reporting and Captioning at Home programs now include the NEW Blaze realtime writer with flip-up, TOUCH SCREEN technology by ProCAT.  Scroll up, down, or search with a swipe of your finger, just like an iPhone/iPad.

Court Reporting and Captioning at Home's Animated, Studio-Produced Video Tutorials are the First in Closed Captioning Training.  View the video below and see why Court Reporting and Captioning at Home is the Leader In Closed Captioning Training.

BEGINNING STUDENTS  CLICK HERE                               COURT REPORTERS WISHING TO TRANSITION TO                                                                                                CLOSED CAPTIONING OR CART CLICK HERE.

Court Reporting and Captioning at Home programs for transitioning court reporters are NCRA-approved for 1.0 PDC, and CRAH has partnered with Auburn University to offer them as Professional Development Programs.

CLICK HERE or call  877 253 0200 for detailed information.
Our students have been offered jobs by the top captioning companies in the country.