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.

  • Nicola Dutton

  • Contact Info

  • nicnak24@gmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • NRCPD Registered Speech-to-text Reporter
    BIVR Qualified Realtime Reporter (QRR*)

    I have been a stenographer since 1996, beginning my career in the Crown Courts of London.

    In 1997, I joined the BBC’s live subtitling department and trained as a broadcast captioner. For 12 years, I captioned a variety of programmes, such as the news, current affairs, sport, and lifestyle shows.

    These days, I love providing verbatim speech-to-text (onsite or remotely) for meetings, conferences, festivals, webinars, galleries and museums. I am passionate about access and inclusion.

    I joined the National Registers of Communication Professionals (NRCPD) in May 2019.

    Memberships: Association of Verbatim Reporters (AVSTTR)
    British Institute of Verbatim Reporters (BIVR)
    Qualifications: QRR1* with distinction.
    Signature Level 1 Deaf Awareness

  • Member
  • NRCPD Registered, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK, EU