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Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) and Closed Captioning Contracts

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) negotiated contracts with several vendors providing live Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) and video Closed Captioning services.

We understand that remote/online learning has drastically increased the need for reliable CART and video captioning across our system. Each contract includes Washington Institution of Public Higher Education (WIPHE) contract language, which means that colleges can purchase their own services from the list of vendors below using the contracts put in place by the State Board, and take advantage of prices negotiated by the agency. (You can view each contract on the WIPHE website.)


SBCTC maintains its contact with 3Play Media for post-production video closed captioning, transcripts, alignment, and audio description, among other services. It is best to work directly with your college’s 3Play Media administrator, but you will find the contact information for 3Play Media’s contract specialist at SBCTC in the 3Play Media section below.

Visit the Azur website for comprehensive information. Specific rates include the following:

  • Live CART/Captioning Remote $99/hour
  • CART/Captioning On-site $149/hour
  • Meaning for meaning $70/hour
  • Post Production .SRT/.SCC verbatim request $109/hour
  • Live Spanish CART/Captioning $119/hour
  • Spanish Post Production $139/hour
  • Transcription Only $89/hour
  • ASL Remote $109/hour
  • ASL On-site $139/hour
  • Transcripts free of charge available after live events

Contact: Jodie Casal
Phone: 813-802-0773

Visit the ACS website for comprehensive information. Specific rates include the following:

  • Remote CART (verbatim) $79/hour
  • Remote Typewell (Meaning for Meaning) $55/hour
  • Onsite CART (verbatim) $150/hour
  • Unedited text transcripts provided within 24 business hours
  • Video Captioning $2-3/minute depending on turnaround time


Visit the AST website for comprehensive information. Specific rates include the following:

  • Remote CART (English) $115/hour
  • Remote CART (Spanish) $160/hour
  • eCART (Edited Machine CART) $55/hour
  • Graduation Captioning $125/hour
  • Details for all services

Contact: Art Morgan
Phone: 817-278-7962

3Play Media provides post-production Closed and Open video captioning services, text alignment, Audio Description, among other services. Prices vary depending on the file’s audio quality and desired turnaround time.

Please work directory with your college’s identified 3Play Account Administrator to learn how to submit and pay for captioning  requests. View 3Play Media’s Pricing Schedule.

If your college has set up the Caption Hub feature inside Canvas, this may be a quicker way to submit requests.


Monica Olsson
Policy Associate, Accessible IT Coordinator


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Last Modified: 7/7/22, 3:16 PM

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