Speech-to-Text Reporting (also more commonly known as captioning) is an area of realtime work providing communication support for the D/deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, as well as people whose first language is not English. Hearing people also benefit from the services of an STTR. Captioning assignments include meetings, conferences, festivals, museums, seminars, lectures, or one-to-one support. The captioner can be either onsite or remote.

The primary role of an STTR is to provide communication support, not to provide a legal, official transcript. If and when a text-format document is provided by the STTR, this is purely as an aide-memoir for the service user and has no legal standing, i.e., it cannot be quoted in the Court of Appeal, for example. A disclaimer to this effect will accompany an STTR’s transcript:

DISCLAIMER: Live captioning is provided in order to facilitate communication accessibility. This document contains the real-time captions in a text format, and has not been edited, proofread, or corrected. It is not an official, legal transcript and is not certified to be true and correct. It may contain computer-generated mistranslations of palantype/stenotype code and/or electronic transmission errors, resulting in inaccurate or nonsensical word combinations.

  • Nicole Harrison

  • Contact Info

  • 07515486909
  • nicoleharrison@live.co.uk
  • About Our Member

  • I began my UK career in 1996 as a Court Reporter after training in the United States producing delayed and realtime transcripts, arbitrations, disciplinary hearing and depositions. I am currently doing Speech-to-Text in office meetings, union and corporate conferences, AGMs, training courses, board meetings, seminars, one-to-one peer reviews, comedy, university seminars/lectures, after-dinner speeches, disability panel discussions either onsite or remotely or to big screen. I can work anywhere a verbatim realtime note needs to be taken.
    I was President of BIVR in 2018.

    I am NRCPD registered since 2009.

    I passed BIVR's QRR1* (i.e., with distinction)

  • Member
  • American Depositions, Arbitrations, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, NRCPD Registered, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK, EU, Worldwide