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How Prince once saved VITAC’s captioning of his songs

A post on April 26 VITAC’s blog by broadcast captioner Brittany Bender recalls her quest to obtain the lyrics to two new songs that the musician Prince, who passed away April 21, was to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2013. Read more. … [Continue reading...]

STUDENT REPORTING: Realtime software through the lens of a student

By Ahlam Alhadi Using steno paper was a great tool in the initial stages of my court reporting education, primarily because it was very easy to use and allowed me to focus more on speedbuilding and reading back my notes. However, as time continued and my ability to read my steno notes and write more quickly increased, my instructor and I both felt it was necessary that I begin to use realtime software since I won’t be using paper once I begin … [Continue reading...]

Tens of millions expected to benefit from highly accurate, low-cost, captioning services

IDEAL Group, Inc., Hilliard, Ohio, announced in a press release issued April 12 that it was selected to develop the world’s first commercial multilingual/dialect, speech-driven, realtime captioning service. The cloud-based service will be managed by TDI with the support of a Google Impact Challenge Disabilities grant and is expected to offer tens of millions of consumers and organizations worldwide with low-cost captioning services. Read more. … [Continue reading...]

STUDENT REPORTING: Realtime software through the lens of a student

By Ahlam Alhadi Using steno paper was a great tool in the initial stages of my court reporting education, primarily because it was very easy to use and allowed me to focus more on speedbuilding and reading back my notes. However, as time continued and my ability to read my steno notes and write more quickly increased, my instructor and I both felt it was necessary that I begin to use realtime software since I won’t be using paper once I begin … [Continue reading...]

How Prince once saved VITAC’s captioning of his songs

A post on April 26 VITAC’s blog by broadcast captioner Brittany Bender recalls her quest to obtain the lyrics to two new songs that the musician Prince, who passed away April 21, was to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2013. Read more. … [Continue reading...]

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Episode I: REALTIME READINESS

  By Lynette Mueller It is a period of ever-changing technology! Court reporters, in the courtroom and deposition setting, are winning with tools and … [Read More...]

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How Prince once saved VITAC’s captioning of his songs

A post on April 26 VITAC’s blog by broadcast captioner Brittany Bender recalls her quest to obtain the lyrics to two new songs that the musician … [Read More...]

Tens of millions expected to benefit from highly accurate, low-cost, captioning services

IDEAL Group, Inc., Hilliard, Ohio, announced in a press release issued April 12 that it was selected to develop the world’s first commercial … [Read More...]

Constance Lee & Company teams with Spark Digital Marketing

Virtual-Strategy Magazine posted a press release that Constance Lee & Company Court Reporting Service, Pittsburgh, Penn., and Spark Digital … [Read More...]

Signing in at the Tri-C open house

Tri-C court reporting program open house draws large crowd, generates interest in profession

The court reporting program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Parma, Ohio, hosted its largest open house ever on April 19, attracting 92 … [Read More...]

Resident donates historical court reporter’s record to county court

On April 25, the Weatherford Democrat, Weatherford, Texas, ran an article about local resident Tim Lewelling’s donation of a court reporter’s notebook … [Read More...]

Severe staffing shortages grind New York City courts to a halt

The New York Post reported on April 24 that severe staffing shortages have resulted in the state court system in New York City being able to operate … [Read More...]

Cofounder of Freedom Court Reporting dies

Michael Turner, cofounder of Freedom Court Reporting in Birmingham, Ala., passed away on April 8. He was 62 years old. Read more. … [Read More...]

Firm Owners Executive Conference attendees take home new ideas, fresh approaches to business

The 2016 NCRA Firm Owners Executive Conference, held April 17-19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, brought together more than 140 firm owners seeking … [Read More...]

Law Day, May 1, celebrates 50th anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona

Each year, hundreds of law professionals celebrate Law Day on May 1, and 2016 is no exception. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of one of the … [Read More...]

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Item Writing Committee meets at NCRA headquarters

The CAPR Item Writing Committee met at NCRA headquarters on April 22-23. CAPR is the Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters. The committee … [Read More...]

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