Speaker Identification

Submitted by Laqueta Soule, CRI, CPE

Chattanooga State Community College

“Speaker identification practice today, students,” says the teacher. “Oh, no, I knew I should have skipped class today!”  Students, is this your first reaction?  Come on – it’s not so bad!  You just need to practice.

How to Select a CAT System

When it's time to purchase your first CAT system, what options should you consider. James M. Mizanin, RDR, CRI, CMRS writes an article on the NCRA website about features to consider. Click here to read the article.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a word-for-word speech to text translation for people who need assistance with communication access. It is provided by a court reporter who has been specifically trained to provide this service. CART can benefit people who are late-deafened, oral deaf, hard of hearing, or who have cochlear implants. Deaf individuals may also use CART in a variety of situations.

A Long Road From Student to Reporter

By Michelle Huskey-Smith

Michelle Huskey-Smith writes about her experience transitioning from student to reporter.  Check out her article from the NCRA website.

Tips for Speedbuilding

  • Get in the zone. Is your mind wandering during practice or test taking? Concentration is a huge part of this job, and it's difficult to stop thoughts from coming to your mind at the wrong time. To start off, during your practice time, push any thoughts or distractions out of your mind and focus on the material you are listening to. Practice one-minute takes at first, increasing to two-minute takes and so forth, until you can accomplish the complete five-minute take without distractions. You'll be passing tests before you know it!