Live Transcription (e.g. CART, Typewell, and Meaning-For-Meaning)
Live captioning conveys the spoken word through on-screen text using speech-to-text software used by a trained stenographer in real-time. This service can be provided in-person or virtually during meetings, events, and classes. Live captioning is an accommodation that provides communication access for people with disabilities.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) provides precise word-for-word translation on screen of what is spoken in real-time, including speaker pauses, and is delivered by a trained stenographer. This service can be provided in-person or virtually during meetings, events, and classes. CART is a type of live-captioning, and is an accommodation that provides communication access for people with disabilities.
Meaning-for Meaning transcription (such as Typewell) conveys the speaker's overall intended meaning in real-time and is not precise word-for-word, and is provided by a trained stenographer. This service can be provided in-person or virtually for meetings, events, and classes. Meaning-for-Meaning is a type of live-captioning, and is an accommodation that provides communication access for people with disabilities.
Closed Captioning refers to on-screen captions that are added to recorded video content such as video tutorials, movies, recorded meetings or lectures, etc.
ASL (American Sign Language)
ASL refers to American Sign Language services delivered by trained interpreters to provide communication access for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Some of the vendors in contract with SBCTC provide ASL. Many colleges also use Purple Communications.
Language Interpreter and Translation Services
Some people require language interpreters and language translation services for communication, such as English Language Learners. Though this is not considered a disability-related need under the Americans with Disabilities Act, SBCTC and Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion of all people attending and working at our colleges. Below are two resources for language translation services.
- Department of Enterprise Services (DES) State-wide Language Access Contracts
- Washington state K-12 Language Translation and Civil Rights
The contracts with these vendors include Washington Institution of Public Higher Education (WIPHE) contract language. This means that colleges can purchase their own services from the suppliers listed below and take advantage of prices negotiated by the agency. You can view each contract and its on the WIPHE website. If you have questions about the company or the contract, please contact Monica Olsson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
Last Modified: 8/11/23, 6:40 PM