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.

  • Heather Casali

  • Contact Info

  • 07722 919 757
  • About Our Member

  • Having completed a Court Reporting 225 wpm evening programme in New York in 1993, in 2000, I began working for the BBC on their Broadcast Stenography Training Programme.
    At the BBC and later Red Bee Media and Ericsson, I worked across all channels at BBC, Sky News, Sky Sports, Channel 4, Channel 5 and BT Sport. I captioned all genres of live output including news, documentary, sports, and entertainment.

    I now enjoy providing verbatim real-time speech to text communication support one-to-one, onsite or remotely for clients and for larger audiences in lectures, conferences, galleries, and for theatre and the arts.
    In 2019 I completed Signature’s Level 1 Deaf Awareness and am registered
    with National Registers for Communication Professionals (NRCPD).
    Member: British Institute of Verbatim Reporters (BIVR)
    Member: Association of Verbatim Speech to Text Reporters (AVSTTR)
    Services offered: Verbatim STTR and Broadcast Captioning – Remote and onsite.
    Locations: UK

  • Broadcast Captioning, NRCPD Registered, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK