TechLinks: Standing desks – Are they right for court reporters? By Lynette Mueller

Court reporters are always looking for ways to be more productive on the job and at the desk when completing their transcripts. Recently, I shared a link of the best standing desks of 2019 on my Facebook business page and received some great feedback and sharing from it! As the chair of the Technology Committee, I thought our members would love to learn more about the benefits of using a standing desk, as well as some top picks to choose from.  According to healthline.com: “A standing desk, also called a stand-up desk, is basically a desk that allows you to stand up Read more…

Making the Most of Real-Time Transcription By Rosalie Kramm July 22, 2019

Veteran attorneys have experienced countless changes in how they practice law over the course of their careers. On a day-to-day basis, it can be easy to forget that widespread use of the internet didn’t take off until the mid-1990s and many law firms didn’t implement computer networks until around that time or even later. The modern tools and systems now taken for granted weren’t even on the horizon when today’s middle-aged attorneys were in law school. In addition to the technology used in their own practices, lawyers have also witnessed remarkable changes in the field of court reporting. Among the Read more…

Basic Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Individuals and Small Businesses

I Captioned a Cybersecurity seminar a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share some key points. Don’t click on unfamiliar email attachments. Next generation products can be purchased that can block harmful emails. Don’t reuse passwords. Use a password manager, then you only have to remember one password instead of hundreds and gets less hacked. Use multifactor authentication when available. Use 16-digit passwords. Don’t connect to random WIFI. Bringing your own device to work is not a great idea for businesses as people don’t secure their own devices very well. Have a separate WIFI sign on for guests instead Read more…

Q&A Reporting, Inc. CART/Captioning in 52 Languages

Using Language Translation with StreamText.Net StreamText SupportMay 26, 2019 13:50 StreamText.Net offers realtime translation of Captions into 52 languages using Google Translate. To setup an event with Language transition just schedule your event with the following setup on the CART/Captioning tab. Select the include language translation check box and your source language. In this case it is English. Next select the destination languages you want to use. You can have more than one. Below French is the selected language to add more just use CTRL+LeftClick. Below is the setup screen from schedule event. To view captions in different languages just Read more…

“Hear” We Go! Get Ready To DIY Your Audio Stream!

With remote CART, the provider is in one location and the consumer is in another. The CART captioner is listening to voices via the phone or over the Internet, translating the speech to text in real time, and transmitting the text to a designated URL, Web page, Internet site, or other location or device. This is particularly helpful in areas where there is a lack of CART captioners or more efficient or convenient for both client and captioner. The next question is how-to set this up as the captioner. Equipment choices aside, here are some basics for your set up: Read more…

Changing Lives Through CART Captioning

Once we all have been in business for a few years, if lucky, we have a thank you note or 2 from clients. Well, I received what might be my all-time favorite note and I’d like to share it with you. Not to be bragging or boasting, but this letter is deeper than “thank you for helping me”. It shows how my profession can change lives and how lives can benefit from necessary accommodations. I am privileged to be skilled in a profession that is not only needed but really allows many to participate more fully in everyday life. As Read more…