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.

  • Julie Whitaker

  • Contact Info

  • 07917366100
  • juliemwhitaker@googlemail.com
  • http://www.cjcaptioning.co.uk
  • About Our Member

  • I started my Palantype training at Leeds Crown Court in 1986 and became a fully accredited Court Reporter in 1990, becoming a member of the Association of Shorthand Writers in the same year.

    In 1997 I began training to become a Speech to Text Reporter, and passed the CACDP (now Signature) Deaf Awareness Exam in 1999.

    I have also served on the council of both professional bodies, AVSTTR and BIVR, and I am currently a full member of BIVR.

    I have over 20 years’ experience captioning in various fields. This includes: various union conferences (e.g. UNISON, where I have captioned nearly all of their annual conferences for the last 20 years, and also the RCN); large tech conferences (e.g. Microsoft Future Decoded) and medical conferences (the British Cochlear Implant Group Annual Conference) and I also work for various local authorities, government and sporting bodies, arts organisations and various charities.

    I work mainly onsite, but also do provide a remote service when appropriate.

  • Member
  • Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • Worldwide