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.

  • Natalie Bracken

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  • About Our Member

  • I trained to become a Palantypist in 1990 at Inner London Crown Court. I qualified with the Association of Shorthand Writers in 1991. The company I was working for won the contract for the Central Criminal Court (‘Old Bailey’) in 1993 so I began working there in 1993. I worked there until 2003 when I left to pursue a career as an STTR reporter. I am a Member of BIVR and the NRCPD and AVSTTR. I mainly do STT real-time work but also still produce DARTs digital transcripts from Crown Courts. I have covered transcripts and write-outs for the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council. I have covered webinars and also Adobe Connect lectures. I passed my deaf Awareness course. I have passed the QRR2 with distinction. I have passed the RQP exam with the IPS n February 2019. I have an LLB (hons) law degree and passed the Solicitors’ Professional Examination in 1993.

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