Angela Young

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Angela's Story:

I choose to start each day with a positive attitude and a big smile! At the age of 18 I experienced the hardship of losing my mom to cancer and therefore had to take care of my younger siblings, Because of that, I believe that hard work gets you everywhere, and I am grateful for all that I have been blessed with. My family consists of a wonderful husband and two teenage daughters who are almost college bound.

I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, majoring in Criminal Justice. Not knowing this degree would allow me to be accepted to the 50th Mid-Michigan police academy and become one of the first African American females to be employed by Lansing Police Department. I worked as a patrol officer for several years before perusing my passion, Court Reporting. I Attended court reporting school at Lansing Community College and graduated in 1999 with a court reporting degree. Shortly after graduating with a degree in court reporting I became an independent contractor with East Lansing Schools as a real time CART captioner and I have also provided CART at Michigan State University, Lansing Community College and Mason Public Schools.

I have to say that I love the reward and challenge of being a real time CART Captioning provider. The individuals that I provide services for are so appreciative for me being their ears and providing them text of the spoken word. There are no two days alike; everyday is different and exciting in this field. My dream job is to be a broadcast captioner and I hope in the near future to make that a reality. One of my favorite quotes is by Arthur Ashe, “True Greatness is starting where you are, using what you have, and doing what you can.”




I am a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design (BFA 2009). Since birth I have had severe-to-profound hearing loss, and I was raised orally. For years I managed to get along in the classroom with the use of hearing aids and lip-reading, but after struggling to keep up in an information intensive seminar class in college, I decided to research the services available to me as a student. With the help of the Student Disability office at Kendall I finally received CART. I was very happy to have Annette as a CART reporter for two classes. She always transcribed everything verbatim, even while dealing with some very fast paced professors. For the first time, I could focus my energies on learning what the teacher was saying. Annette was always on time, cheerful, and accommodating of my needs. Without fail, she sent me the edited transcript of the class discussion the next day, so I could review it while studying. It was a pleasure to have known Annette, and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.