The National Court Reporters Association in conjunction with Ducker Worldwide projects there will be over 5000 new job openings over the next 5 years in all the realtime careers, including Broadcast Closed Captioning and CART Providing!  According to the Ducker Worldwide Report, anyone in these careers today or anyone entering these careers will have lifetime job security!

Most live programs are required to be closed captioned by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Most of us think of national news and sports when we think of realtime captioning, but local news programs must be captioned as well.  Most small cities and towns have their own news channels, as well as many other local programs.  A captioner does not  have to live in the city or town where the program is broadcast because of the special software that allows them to work from home and caption programs broadcast from anywhere in the country.

Also, city government, county government, town hall meetings, school board meetings, etc. are live programming and by law must be captioned. 

Live entertainment, such as talk shows, must be captioned, as well as political conventions, congressional hearings, and religious services.

In summary, there are literally thousands of live television broadcasts, and stenographic machine realtime writers are the preferred method of captioning these programs.  

Webcasting now falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Webcasting is anything written directly to a website.  It is a whole new branch of captioning, and it is growing daily.  From concerts to YouTube, captioning is in demand.

When we have national emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or any emergency requiring a swift response, thanks to broadcast closed captioners using their realtime captioning training, like that learned with the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program, the 28 million hearing impaired people in the United States now have equal access to this critical information.
 
The demand is tremendous for stenographic machine captioners and will continue to increase with the addition of more programming and cable networks.  

In summary, captioning will remain a high growth profession with a lucrative income for the foreseeable future.  According to the Ducker Group study commissioned by the NCRA, anyone in this career now or anyone entering this career will have lifetime job security.

CaptionGroup
Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
 Live, Offline


Broadcast Video Systems corp.
25 Forest Ridge Rd.
Ontario, Canada

Caption It
PO Box 338
Hall ACT 2618
Australia

Captioning and Subtitling International
28 Concord Road
London U.K. W3 OTH
Internet, Live and Offline

CaptionMax (CA)  DCMP-Approved
5355 Cartwright Ave., Suite 310
North Hollywood California 91601
818-752-3377  or 818-761-4826
ill@captionmax.com

Chicago Captioning  DCMP-Approved
205 Regency Drive, Suite 512
Bloomingdale Illinois 60108
630-893-0996
nfo@chicagocaptioning.com
Live and Offline

Closed Caption Latina
215 Cambridge Drive
Longwood Florida 32799
Live

 Closed Caption Productions
645 E. Missouri, Suite 272
Phoenix Arizona 85012-1370
602) 266-8128 or 602/581-8558
info@ccproductions.com
Live and Offline

 Closed Captioning Services, Inc.
2215 Oak Industrial Dr., N.E.
Suite 18
Grand Rapids Michigan 49505-6037
616) 456-6794 or 616-458-6855
Live and Offline

 Communication Works of the Deaf 
DCMP-Approved
24780 Hathaway
Farmington Hills Michigan 48335
CaptWorks@aol.com
Internet, Live and Offline

 Communique Interactive Solutions, Inc.
8214 Lighthouse Lane
King George Virginia 22485
540-775-7742 or 540-775-0709
bardone@text2u.com


CompuScripts, Inc.  DCMP-Approved
2221 Bull Street
Columbia South Carolina 29201
803-988-8438 or 803-988-0094
Live and Offline

 Computer Prompting & Captioning 
DCMP-Approved
1010 Rockville Pike, Suite #306
Rockville Maryland 20852
(301) 738-8487 or 301-738-8488
nfo@cpcweb.com
Live and Offline

 Computer-Aided Interpretation
(225) 644-2629
CAIwriter@cs.com
Live and Offline

 Davideo Productions
3060 Sutherland Springs
Seguin Texas 78155
DAVIDEO@satx.rr.com
 Internet, Live and Offline

DubScape, Inc.
3614 Overland Ave
Los Angeles California 90034
(310) 202-2974 or (310) 202-6088
staff@dubscape.com


Duplication Station
2208 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank Califor864-848-6009
vicki@captiontech.com
Internet, Live, Offline

CaptionGroup
Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
 Live, Offline


Broadcast Video Systems corp.
25 Forest Ridge Rd.
Ontario, Canada

Caption It
PO Box 338
Hall ACT 2618
Australia

Captioning and Subtitling International
28 Concord Road
London U.K. W3 OTH
nternet, Live and Offline

CaptionMax (CA)  DCMP-Approved
5355 Cartwright Ave., Suite 310
North Hollywood California 91601
818-752-3377  or 818-761-4826
jill@captionmax.com

Chicago Captioning  DCMP-Approved
205 Regency Drive, Suite 512
Bloomingdale Illinois 60108
630-893-0996
info@chicagocaptioning.com
Live and Offline

Closed Caption Latina
215 Cambridge Drive
Longwood Florida 32799
Live

 Closed Caption Productions
645 E. Missouri, Suite 272
Phoenix Arizona 85012-1370
602) 266-8128 or 602/581-8558
info@ccproductions.com
Live and Offline

 Closed Captioning Services, Inc.
2215 Oak Industrial Dr., N.E.
Suite 18
Grand Rapids Michigan 49505-6037
(616) 456-6794 or 616-458-6855
Live and Offline

 Communication Works of the Deaf 
DCMP-Approved
24780 Hathaway
Farmington Hills Michigan 48335
CaptWorks@aol.com
Internet, Live and Offline

 Communique Interactive Solutions, Inc.
8214 Lighthouse Lane
King George Virginia 22485
540-775-7742 or 540-775-0709
bardone@text2u.com


CompuScripts, Inc.  DCMP-Approved
2221 Bull Street
Columbia South Carolina 29201
803-988-8438 or 803-988-0094
Live and Offline

 Computer Prompting & Captioning 
DCMP-Approved
1010 Rockville Pike, Suite #306
Rockville Maryland 20852
(301) 738-8487 or 301-738-8488
info@cpcweb.com
Live and Offline

 Computer-Aided Interpretation
225) 644-2629
CAIwriter@cs.com
Live and Offline

 Davideo Productions
3060 Sutherland Springs
Seguin Texas 78155
DAVIDEO@satx.rr.com
Internet, Live and Offline

DubScape, Inc.
3614 Overland Ave
Los Angeles California 90034
(310) 202-2974 or (310) 202-6088
staff@dubscape.com

Duplication Station
2208 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank Califor864-848-6009
vicki@captiontech.com
Internet, Live, Offline

CaptionGroup
Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
Live, Offline

Broadcast Video Systems corp.
25 Forest Ridge Rd.
Ontario, Canada

Caption It
PO Box 338
Hall ACT 2618
Australia

Captioning and Subtitling International
28 Concord Road
London U.K. W3 OTH
Internet, Live and Offline

CaptionMax (CA)  DCMP-Approved
5355 Cartwright Ave., Suite 310
North Hollywood California 91601
818-752-3377  or 818-761-4826
jill@captionmax.com

Chicago Captioning  DCMP-Approved
2205 Regency Drive, Suite 512
Bloomingdale Illinois 60108
630-893-0996
info@chicagocaptioning.com
Live and Offline

Closed Caption Latina
215 Cambridge Drive
Longwood Florida 32799
Live

 Closed Caption Productions
645 E. Missouri, Suite 272
Phoenix Arizona 85012-1370
(602) 266-8128 or 602/581-8558
info@ccproductions.com
Live and Offline

 Closed Captioning Services, Inc.
2215 Oak Industrial Dr., N.E.
Suite 18

Grand Rapids Michigan 49505-6037
(616) 456-6794 or 616-458-6855
Live and Offline

 Communication Works of the Deaf 
DCMP-Approved
24780 Hathaway
Farmington Hills Michigan 48335

CaptWorks@aol.com
Internet, Live and Offline

 Communique Interactive Solutions, Inc.
8214 Lighthouse Lane
King George Virginia 22485
540-775-7742 or 540-775-0709
bardone@text2u.com

CompuScripts, Inc.  DCMP-Approved
2221 Bull Street
Columbia South Carolina 29201
803-988-8438 or 803-988-0094
Live and Offline

 Computer Prompting & Captioning 
DCMP-Approved
1010 Rockville Pike, Suite #306
Rockville Maryland 20852
(301) 738-8487 or 301-738-8488
info@cpcweb.com
Live and Offline

 Computer-Aided Interpretation
(225) 644-2629
CAIwriter@cs.com
Live and Offline

 Davideo Productions
3060 Sutherland Springs
Seguin Texas 78155
DAVIDEO@satx.rr.com

Internet, Live and Offline
DubScape, Inc.
3614 Overland Ave
Los Angeles California 90034
(310) 202-2974 or (310) 202-6088
staff@dubscape.com
duplication Station
2208 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank Califor

This image is seen by millions of television viewers each day, but most of them are not aware that a realtime steno machine reporter, with closed captioning training, is captioning the live program as it is broadcast!

CLOSED CAPTIONING SALARIES
Independent surveys indicate starting salaries for full-time broadcast closed captioning careers range from $70,000 to $80,000 per year.

Broadcast closed captioners with just a few years' experience can expect to earn $100,000 or more. The National Court Reporters Association reports incomes for captioners ranging from $50.00 to $75.00 per hour.

There is a shortage of qualified closed captioners in the U.S., and these specially trained realtime machine writers are highly sought after by national captioning companies.  The incomes for broadcast closed captioners are comparable to realtime court reporting salaries, which can exceed $100,000 per year.

In addition to full time positions, there are many part-time and temporary positions available for captioners, which are paid hourly. 

National captioning companies may offer all the benefits that are available from any large corporation such as retirement, health insurance, vacation time, sick leave, etc.

According to the Ducker Report commisioned by the National Court Reporters Association and other independent studies, Voice Captioning is less than 2% of the captioning industry and is used mainly for lower paying phone captioning jobs. 


Voice Recognition software is extremely limited in its use for several reasons, such as its inability to designate speakers and low quality translation rate. 


Florida Captioning Services (Live)
43505 Indian Mound Trail
Deland Florida 32720
(352)357-0066
info@captionservices.com

 Hear Ink Video Captioning 
315 Lemay Ferry Road, Suite 115
St. Louis Missouri 63125
1-888-314-2811 or (314) 638-4513
Live and Offline

 Latin Media USA
9341 Dickens Av
Surfside Florida 33154
305 867 4479
 Live and Offline

LNS Captioning  DCMP-Approved
9498 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 310
Portland Oregon 97219
800-366-6201 or (503) 299-6839
officemgr@LNScourtreporting.com

Internet, Live and Offline
Multilingual

Maverick Captioning Service
9195 Lewis Ave
Cincinnati Ohio 45242
513-305-3991
513-791-2993
Live and Offline

 Media Captioning Services  DCMP-Approved
2111 Palomar Airport Rd.
Carlsbad California 92011
Live

 

Merrill Corporation
One Merrill CircleSt. Paul Minnesota 55108
Land Offline

MidFoundation
269 S. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills California 90212

Mundomedia Studios
1357 Red Mountain Ct.
Colorado 80501
(720) 260-94 62 or (303) 776-0050
Multilingual
Offline

National Capitol Captioning
820 S Lincoln St
Arlington Virginia 22204
Internet, Live and Offline

National Capitol Contracting 
DCMP-Approved
200 N Glebe Road
Arlington Virginia 22203
703-243-9696 or 703-243-2844
Live and Offline

National Captioning Institute (TX) 
DCMP-Approved
7610 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 200
Dallas Texas 75247
214) 647 - 4360 or (214) 647 - 4386
Live and Offline

 Network Captioning Services Inc.
Grand Rapids Michigan
616-974-0811
Live and Offline

NJ Captions
418 Rowan Avenue
Hamilton Twp New Jersey 08610
Internet, Live and Offline

Official Realtime Captioning Associates
1106 Second St, #282
Encinitas California 92024
(760)94-8304 or (760)944-8576
info@ecaptions.com

Chicago Captioning Corp
8970 Disbrow Street
Huntley, Illinois 60142

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Americaption, Inc

5714 Monte Rosso
Sarasota Florida 34243
941) 359-8100
941-358-9061
Live

 Archive Reporting and Captioning Services
2336 North Second Street
Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110
1-800-870-1795
717-234-6190
archivereporting@worldnet.att.net
Live

Australian Caption Centre
187 Thomas Street
Haymarket, New South Wales AUSTRALIA 2000
(02) 9212 5277
(02) 9281 2198
infoserv@auscap.com.au
Live and Offline

 Broadcast Captioning & Consulting Services
37 Glenbrae Avenue
Toronto, Ontario CANADA M4G 3R4
(416) 696-1534
416-421-7603
hallahan@closedcaptioning.com
Live and Offline

 Calabro Reporting Services
549 North Sixth Avenue
Tucson Arizona 85705
(520) 798-1808
520-620-0660
admin@calabroreporting.com
Live and Offline

Caption Advantage
4440 Ashfield Terrace
Suite 101
Syracuse New York 13215
(315) 492-4606
CaptionAdv@aol.com
Live and Offline

 Caption Colorado, LLC
7935 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 201
Englewood Colorado 80111
720-489-5662
720-489-5664
Internet, Live, Offline

 Caption IT, LLC
De Pere Wisconsin
Internet and Live

 Caption Perfect  DCMP-Approved
P.O. Box 12454
Research Triangle Park North Carolina 27709-2454
919) 942-0693
919-942-0435
 Live and Offline

 Caption Reporters, Inc.
5801 Allentown Road
Camp Springs Maryland 20746301-316-3131
Live

 Caption Solutions
1118 E. 1600 Road
Lawrence Kansas 66046
Live and Offline

Caption Technologies, Inc.  DCMP-Approved
348 Ascot Ridge Lane
Greer South Carolina 29650
864-848-6000
864-848-6009
vicki@captiontech.com
Internet, Live, Offline

CaptionGroup
Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
, Offline

Broadcast Video Systems corp.
25 Forest Ridge Rd.
Ontario, Canada

Caption It
PO Box 338
Hall ACT 2618
Australia

Captioning and Subtitling International
28 Concord Road
London U.K. W3 OTH
Internet, Live and Offline


CaptionMax (CA)  DCMP-Approved
5355 Cartwright Ave., Suite 310
North Hollywood California 91601
818-752-3377  or 818-761-4826
jill@captionmax.com

Chicago Captioning  DCMP-Approved
205 Regency Drive, Suite 512
Bloomingdale Illinois 60108
630-893-0996
nfo@chicagocaptioning.com
Live and Offline

Closed Caption Latina
215 Cambridge Drive
Longwood Florida 32799
Live

 
Closed Caption Productions
645 E. Missouri, Suite 272
Phoenix Arizona 85012-1370
602) 266-8128 or 602/581-8558
nfo@ccproductions.com
Live and Offline

 Closed Captioning Services, Inc.
2215 Oak Industrial Dr., N.E.
Suite 18
Grand Rapids Michigan 49505-6037
(616) 456-6794 or 616-458-6855
Live and Offline

 
Communication Works of the Deaf 
DCMP-Approved
24780 Hathaway
Farmington Hills Michigan 48335
CaptWorks@aol.com
Internet, Live and Offline

 Communique Interactive Solutions, Inc.
8214 Lighthouse Lane
King George Virginia 22485
540-775-7742 or 540-775-0709
bardone@text2u.com

CompuScripts, Inc.  DCMP-Approved
2221 Bull Street
Columbia South Carolina 29201
803-988-8438 or 803-988-0094
Live and Offline

 Computer Prompting & Captioning 
DCMP-Approved
010 Rockville Pike, Suite #306
Rockville Maryland 20852
301) 738-8487 or 301-738-8488
nfo@cpcweb.com
Live and Offline

 Computer-Aided Interpretation
(225) 644-2629
CAIwriter@cs.com
Live and Offline

 Davideo Productions
3060 Sutherland Springs
Seguin Texas 78155
DAVIDEO@satx.rr.com
Internet, Live and Offline

DubScape, Inc.
3614 Overland Ave
Los Angeles California 900310) 202-2974 or (310) 202-6088
staff@dubscape.com

Duplication Station
2208 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank California 91506
818-848-0995
Offline
Cavena
Sweden



U.S. Captioning Company, Inc.
Phone: (920) 338-9201
Fax: (920) 338-9202
www.uscaptioning.com

 Florida Captioning Services (Live)
43505 Indian Mound Trail
Deland Florida 32720
352)357-0066
info@captionservices.com

 Hear Ink Video Captioning 
315 Lemay Ferry Road, Suite 115
St. Louis Missouri 63125
1-888-314-2811 or (314) 638-4513
Live and Offline

 Latin Media USA
9341 Dickens Av
Surfside Florida 33154
305 867 4479 Live and Offline

LNS Captioning  DCMP-Approved
9498 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 310
Portland Oregon 97219
800-366-6201 or (503) 299-6839
officemgr@LNScourtreporting.com
Internet, Live and Offline
Multilingual

Maverick Captioning Service
9195 Lewis Ave
Cincinnati Ohio 45242
513-305-3991
513-791-2993
Live and Offline

 Media Captioning Services  DCMP-Approved
2111 Palomar Airport Rd.
Carlsbad California 92011
Live

 Merrill Corporation
One Merrill Circle
St. Paul Minnesota 55108
Live and Offline

MidFoundation
269 S. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills California 90212

Mundomedia Studios
1357 Red Mountain Ct.
Longmont Colorado 80501
720) 260-94 62 or (303) 776-0050
Multilingual
Offline

National Capitol Captioning
820 S Lincoln St
Arlington Virginia 22204

Internet, Live and Offline
National Capitol Contracting 
DCMP-Approved
200 N Glebe Road
Arlington Virginia 22203
703-243-9696 or 703-243-2844
 Live and Offline

National Captioning Institute (TX) 
DCMP-Approved
7610 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 200
Dallas Texas 75247
(214) 647 - 4360 or (214) 647 - 4386
Live and Offline

Network Captioning Services Inc.
Grand Rapids Michigan
616-974-0811
Live and Offline

NJ Captions
418 Rowan Avenue
Hamilton Twp New Jersey 08610
Internet, Live and Offline

Official Realtime Captioning Associates
1106 Second St, #282
Encinitas California 92024
(760)94-8304 or (760)944-8576
info@ecaptions.com

Chicago Captioning Corp
8970 Disbrow Street
Huntley, Illinois 60142

 



"Want to stay relevant?  Want to stay young?  Never Stop Learning! This evening I captioned the President’s State of the Union Address for a New York television station.  This is very exciting for me!  I couldn’t have done it without the CRAH course."
Evelyn Z.  Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Graduate

HOW LONG IS CLOSED CAPTIONING SCHOOL?

"I was honored when I was asked to caption Super Bowl 50 at Levis Stadium!  Words cannot describe the excitement and proud feelings rushing through my mind and body as I prepared for the big day!"  

Karen F., Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Graduate and Professional Realtime Captioner.

CLOSED CAPTIONING SCHOOLS
​CLOSED CAPTIONING JOBS AND CLOSED CAPTIONING COMPANIES


VOICE CAPTIONING AND VOICE RECOGNITION

Broadcast Closed Captioning is a career in  demand.  The following is a partial list of Captioning Companies that provide jobs for online captioners.  There are at least this many more captioning companies and many independent captioners not listed here.  The National Court Reporters Association maintains a list of independent captioners.

Additionally, there are many more offline captioning and subtitling companies that generate subtitles both with a computer or a steno machine.  These companies are not listed here.

WHAT IS THE DEMAND FOR CLOSED CAPTIONERS?

The cost of captioning school is dependent on the type of school you enter. The most common schools are proprietary or for profit schools.

Surveys indicate that most of these schools' court reporting programs range from about $11,500 to $14,000 per year, with total tuition costs exceeding $35,000 to $55,000!   

Check with the school to be sure comprehensive captioning training is included in the tuition. If not, there can be a substantial additional cost to acquire  this portion of your training. 

Community colleges are substantially less expensive than proprietary schools, but you need to be certain the program is geared for both realtime court reporting and broadcast closed captioning.

The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home distance education program is a fraction of the cost of traditional captioning training,  and all support is provided by credentialed professionals, with extensive experience in closed captioning and realtime writing .

COURT REPORTERS TRANSITIONING TO CAPTIONING
If you are a court reporter wishing to transition to broadcast closed captioning, Court Reporting and Captioning at Home has the most advanced and efficient method to do this with its three realtime programs for current court reporters.  Become realtime proficient, or transition to captioning or CART Providing with our NCRA-approved realtime writing programs.  In addition, when you complete any of the CRAH realtime writing programs, you earn continuing education credits (CEU's) from the National Court Reporters Association.

Current Court Reporters Click Here.

Closed Captioning jobs and salaries

Watch the video and meet Karen F., Stadium Captioner for Super Bowl 50 and Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Graduate!




The following video, developed by the Leader in Captioning and CART Providing Education, graphically illustrates how closed captioners write on the steno machine.

These full studio produced animated graphic video tutorials, like the one in this video developed by Court Reporting and Captioning at Home, are a milestone in realtime education, and have made learning closed captioning easier and faster!

Online captioning is live programming.  Though there is less live programming, this type of captioning is substantially more lucrative than offline captioning and is the preferred choice of steno machine-trained closed captioners.

With offline captioning, or previously recorded programs, the captioner writes the program on the steno machine or computer keyboard, and merges it into offline captioning software that places the words exactly where they should be according to the time stamp from the steno notes. This is usually a very slow and tedious process.


Many captioning companies employ captioners for both online and offline captioning.  The salary is considerably less for offline captioning.

 
For detailed information about the difference between offline captioning and online captioning, send your questions to info@courtreportingathome.com

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ONLINE AND OFFLINE CAPTIONING?

THE LEADER IN BROADCAST CLOSED CAPTIONING TRAINING!


Most court reporting schools base their programs on 24 months.  Check with the school to verify if this includes comprehensive captioning training.

Though court reporting schools are often based on 24 months, statistics indicate completion averages are closer to 36 to 48 months and most do not include captioning training in the basic program.


The Realtime Steno Machine Writer is the Preferred Method of Online Closed Captioning, Now included with the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Online Program.

​​Secure Your Future

Professionally Trained Closed Captioners are in Huge Demand.  


The National Court Reporters Association projects over 5000 new Captioning and Realtime jobs over the next 5 years.

By 2018 a critical shortfall is projected in all realtime careers.


Closed Captioners have lifetime job security, 6 figure income potential, and most Captioners WORK FROM HOME. 


Watch the video below and learn how you can enter this career whether you are a new student or transitioning court reporter.










HOW MUCH IS CLOSED CAPTIONING SCHOOL?

​​​​Closed Captioning training is similar to court reporting training.  A quality realtime training program, with a state of the art realtime theory, is essential.  

Though most court reporting schools offer closed captioning, ONLY one program, the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home online program, has a theory with both a realtime court reporting and a captioning foundation.  The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program simultaneously teaches the student all the realtime writing careers, consisting of Closed Captioning, Realtime Court Reporting, and CART Providing.

Theory is the foundation of captioning training, and most theories are not sufficient to enter the captioning field without additional realtime training.  For detailed information about the trendsetting, NCRA-approved Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory, taught exclusively by Court Reporting and Captioning at Home, CLICK HERE.