Court Reporting & Captioning Week initiatives (2016)
Erminia Uviedo, RDR, CRR
San Antonio, Texas
Erminia Uviedo, RDR, CRR, has been very proactive in the San Antonio area in promoting the profession. During the 2016 Court Reporting & Captioning Week, she was able to get the court reporting profession highlighted on a local television station. The TV crew came to the courthouse at 5 a.m., and Uviedo was able to round up court reporting students and court reporters to get up very, very early and make it to the courthouse to be included in the segment.
In addition, spurred by the national week promoting the profession, Uviedo decided to contact as many students as she could to tell them how great court reporting and captioning are. She coordinated 26 career fairs and was able to get 30-35 court reporters and students to volunteer. Uviedo also designed a website with dictation for students to access called speedstenodivas.weebly.com. Since Uviedo’s involvement with
San Antonio College Court Reporting program, attendance has increased from 37 students two years ago to 67 students this fall.