NCRA’s Board of Directors addressed a number of issues when it met Nov. 8 – 9 in Vienna, Va. The board received updates on the Vision for Educational Excellence Task Force, MOOC (massive open online course) program, on-demand testing system, and the 2014 Court Reporting and Captioning Week, which is scheduled for Feb. 16 – 22, 2014.
The board also approved the following:
- NCRA will participate in the annual events of the Hearing Loss Association of America and the Association of Late Deafened Adults to educate people about captioning and CART;
- NCRA will obtain a legal opinion as to how the new HIPAA regulations will affect the court reporting and captioning profession; and
- NCRA will retain Ducker Worldwide, a firm based in Troy, Mich., to conduct and complete the Court Reporting and Captioning Industry Outlook as proposed by the Vision for Educational Excellence Task Force. Preliminary portions of the study are expected in the spring of 2014.