Are you a stenographer who is au fait with the legal world of realtime reporting but would like to learn about another area of the profession, i.e. captioning? Or maybe you’re already a captioner but are interested in honing your tech skills and learning about the different platforms which are used to provide live captions? Are you realtime-ready, or working towards it, and think that it’s time to come out of your comfort zone? Or perhaps you are interested in learning some new tips & tricks, along with some new skills? If your answer is Yes to any of these questions, then have we got something for YOU!

“From Court to Captioning” is a workshop we are delighted to be running in conjunction with the team at MyClearText. Not only are both the directors of MyClearText, Orla Pearson and Elaine McCarthy, BIVR members, but between them they have 50 years’ experience in managing and training reporters in transitioning from being court reporters to becoming captioners at the BBC and elsewhere, as well as being highly proficient captioners themselves.

The world of captioning (also known as Speech-to-Text Reporting) has moved at an extremely rapid pace over the last few years, as has technology, and with no signs of slowing down. To that end, in order to keep ahead and on top of the game, we all need to keep abreast of new developments. As with any area of this profession, knowing your software, your laptop and how it all works with other technology is of paramount importance. This workshop will give you an introduction to the software/technology and equipment currently in use in the captioning field, both onsite and remote.

Why not come along, learn a thing or two, network with other like-minded professionals, and be able to say you can do everything From Court to Captioning. There will also be a brief section on NRCPD (National Register for Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People) and what being on the register means.

It has been a little while since a workshop of this kind has been offered (Claire Hill’s City & Guilds course), so why not come along and keep yourself up to date with all things captioning. And don’t forget, not only is this a business expense but we will be offering CPD points for those who require them.
For more information please see the attached e-flyer.

(We will also be holding a reciprocal Captioning to Verbatim Reporting workshop at some point)