Both closed captioning and CART require the use of machine shorthand. Voicewriting does not - it just takes the human voice and instantly translates it into displayable text. However, it can display closed captions that are identical in appearance to traditional closed captions. It can therefore serve as a less expensive bridge to fill some accessibility gaps when skilled captioners are not available.
Voicewriting SettingsThere are many settings where voicewriting can be utilized. Just a few are:
- internet (webcasts)
Voicewriting TrainingThe Verbatim Careers Institute offers training in voicewriting. This training is available both through distance learning and on-site training, and can be completed in less than a year. Voicewriting therefore offers a good, flexible (some work can even be done remotely) career option for hearing people who want to become voicewriters.
More programs are on a National Verbatim Reporters Association listing of endorsed programs.