[Athen] Mobile CART captioning system?
askeladden at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 12:16:30 PDT 2012
As a matter of fact, I provided mobile CART (also known as Walkaround
CART) for Accepted Student Day at the School of Visual Arts last
weekend. It went quite well. The basic elements are:
* A steno machine with a fairly portable profile (I use an Infinity
Ergonomic manufactured by the Neutrino Group, but I've also heard of
providers using a Lightspeed)
* A tablet PC equipped with Windows and Bluetooth. (I use a Samsung Q1)
* A Connect-a-Desk (http://connect-a-desk.com/)
The student carries the tablet -- a netbook would also work, but the
keyboard makes it a bit more inconvenient to hold -- and I walk next
to them writing everything I hear on my steno machine. It works
For more information:
http://ccacaptioning.com/2012_CCACnews_issue1.pdf (page 4)
Or feel free to ask me any questions you might have. The student, by
the way, was really excited by it; this was her first experience with
CART, and she was able to carry on a conversation with a new friend
while they walked through an art gallery (I stayed discreetly back,
just within earshot) and follow the announcements of the tour leaders.
We were able to travel to the various campus buildings spread across
both the West Side and East Side of Manhattan without missing a beat.
My Samsung Q1's extended battery lasts about 4 hours and the tablet
weighs about 1.5 pounds.
Mirabai Knight, CCP, RPR, CBC
StenoKnight CART Services
917 576 4989
mkk at stenoknight.com
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