The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) “exist to protect the public by regulating communication and language professionals who work with deaf and deafblind people.” This organisation has registrants from a number of professions, including Speech-to-Text Reporters, lipspeakers and sign language interpreters.

Whilst it is not currently mandatory for STTRs/captioners to be on the Register, many of our members are long-standing registrants and submit Continuing Professional Development units for this purpose.

  • Ian Roberts

  • Contact Info

  • +447974 38 38 58
  • iroberts@frreporting.eu
  • http://www.frreporting.eu/
  • About Our Member

  • After I spent some time working on a local newspaper in the 1980s, a friend pointed out an advert for trainee court reporters. Not understanding the role he said, “You’ve done that sort of thing. It’d be ideal”. My knowledge was no greater and I applied. Shortly afterwards – it took until the interview – I discovered my mistake and decided to give it a go anyway. Almost a quarter of a century later, I’m still here and have worked in civil, criminal and coroners’ courts on many high profile trials and inquests, the House of Lords, public inquiries and conferences in the UK. Further afield, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to mainland Europe and beyond for conferences, international arbitrations, World Bank hearings and sessions of the World Trade Organisation.

  • Member
  • American Depositions, Arbitrations, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, Public Inquiries, Realtime
  • UK, EU, Worldwide