Job Requisition Number: 24420. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a highly specialized position that is responsible for providing deaf or hard-of-hearing students real-time access to spoken communication so that they are able to effectively participate in university programs, services, and activities; and to provide captioning of course-related video and web-based materials.
CAPTIONING Applies stenographic theory, in conjunction with stenographic equipment and software to provide CART services at a rate of at least 200 words per minute with 98.5% accuracy (with appropriate dictionary).
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) Services (50%) Provides CART Services in various subject areas and settings that include, but are not limited to: lectures, discussions, recitations and laboratory sections; student meetings with professors, instructional staff or academic advisors; campus events/activities; public ceremonial events.
Video and Web-based Captioning (10%) Transcription of audio files Extracts MP4 file from DVD, or web-based media. Imports MP4 file for transcription. Uses stenographic translation software to produce verbatim, edited transcript of audio files.
Uses specialized audio transcription software (e.g. Stenographic software, ExpressScribe, and YouTube) to apply Descriptive and Captioned Media Program Standards (DCMP) to incorporate sound effects, music, speaker identification, special presentation of auditory information, and numbers within the transcript.
Reviews, proofreads, and edits transcript to ensure accuracy and effectiveness consistent with applicable DCMP standards (i.e., captioned media).
Synchronization of captions with audio files Uploads, and synchronizes MP3 and/or MP4 files and .txt format files using specialized software (i.e, YouTube, MacCaption, VLC Media Player, ExpressScribe, and QuickTime Player). Sends complete YouTube link, or QuickTime file to instructor of record (or designated proxy).
Assignment Preparation Develops and documents Assignment Preparation Plan for assigned work.
Develops, maintains and updates master CART dictionary with specific terminology for assigned work. Prepares CART dictionary that contains specific terminology for assigned work. Arrival, setup and breakdown of equipment is included.( Guidelines: “Case-by-case)
Ensures that assignment specific terminology translates clearly during real-time CART services.
Other Duties Communicates timely, and effectively with CART supervisor and faculty in support of provision of services. As necessary, confers with supervisor, professors, graduate student instructors, teaching assistants, staff and deaf student(s) regarding the provision of services. Communicates with designated manager in absence of CART supervisor to ensure coverage of operational needs.
Adheres to departmental guidelines for CART Captioning Services.
Develops, maintains and updates files of course information and course preparation materials.
Responsible for maintaining personal stenographic equipment and software upgrades.
Creates and maintains DSP - Learning Management System (LMS) special purpose accounts to upload and distribute unedited (edited provided upon Supervisor request) CART Transcripts to students. Uploads electronic materials, and posts alternative format files to DSP - LMS special purpose accounts.
Performs special projects as assigned.
Attends staff meetings, meets with supervisor and attends training sessions.•Excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community including students, professors, academic personnel, and staff in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. •Ability to work effectively with deaf and hard-of-hearing students. •Ability to exercise good judgment and to maintain sensitivity to and integrity of confidential and private matters. •Ability to adapt to changes in workload and priorities, and willingness to take on new tasks. •Ability to provide effective CART services in subject areas as determined by departmental need. •Ability to provide CART services at 200 words per minute with at least 98.5% accuracy. •Must have combined master and case dictionary of at least 60,000 entries. •Demonstrated competency using stenographic software (e.g., Stenocat, Case Catalyst, Eclipse, etc.) •Knowledge and ability to effectively apply real-time stenographic theory. •Proficient Microsoft Office and other common desktop/web applications
Education/Training: Completion of training from a NCRA (National Court Reporters Association) recognized Court Reporting Institution.
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