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NCRA’s Captioning Committee hosts its second Captioning Convo

Join NCRA’s Captioning Committee for the second of three free webinars being held March 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern. The webinars are designed to be informal meetings for captioners and are open to NCRA members and nonmembers. This month’s webinar will feature a discussion about the many different CART venues and experiences of seasoned CART providers Amanda Lundberg, RPR, CRC, a captioner from Houston, Pa., and Darian (Dee) Elliott, RPR, CRC, CRC, a captioner from Frederick, Md., who will share with attendees their professional experiences working in various venues. Register here.

Lundberg, who came to stenographic captioning as a second career, has never taken a deposition but she has captioned The Olympic Games and Good Morning America while working for VITAC. A captioner and CART provider since 2013, Lundberg is currently a staff captioner with White Coat Captioning after being a freelance captioner since 2015. She loves the work she said because she never gets bored, and she enjoys helping students and professionals succeed. Most of the people she works with she said are way smarter than she is and added that disability should never be a barrier to success.

Elliott has been providing captioning and CART for 23 years for church services, news outlets, council meetings, theater, sporting events, and her favorite, classes for students. She said she loves captioning for its income-earning potential, the work/life balance it offers, and the community and support that comes along with it. Elliott is currently a Senior Real-time Reporter with the Social Security Administration. She added that she is grateful for a profession where she can help deaf and hard of hearing individuals attain the same career advancements, or even just enjoy a good laugh at a television program, the same as a hearing individual.  

“Captioning NCRA members have asked for more events and resources. Even before COVID-19, captioning is a siloed community, said Captioning Committee Chair Kelly D. Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPE, a captioner from Rittman, Ohio. “Sometimes we don’t know a software solution because we never thought to ask the question. When captioners are together, resources are shared, resulting in the best accessibility experience for the consumer,” she noted.

“Captioning is a niche in the stenographic world. Every formal or informal event improves your ability either in dictionary skills, writing, time management, and much, much more. NCRA wants to provide more opportunities for captioners to share and collaborate,” Linkowski added.

Members of the Captioning Committee encourage anyone who has topic ideas for future webinars to share them at captioning@ncra.com.

To register in advance for this informal conversation, click here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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