Realtime Captioning Services by QuickCaption
"real-time" captioning or "real time" captioning?
Captioning converts the spoken word into instant text. In classrooms, at
performances, or for seminars or corporate presentations, this simultaneous
text can be shown on any of four state-of-the-art display options--laptop
screen, television screen, LCD projection or
LED Message Display Signs. These
display options offer the ultimate in flexibility, from a laptop for a
single student to a large LED display sign for thousands at a live
Realtime Captioning has quickly become the
new standard for the deaf or hearing-impaired community and for institutions
seeking compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A highly skilled stenocaptioner uses a
laptop computer with stenographic input. Special software translates and
transmits the simultaneous text to the display screen of choice. The aim of
this skill and technology is simple, effortless communication. And there are
other big advantages, Realtime Captioning generates an instant transcript.
Clients can have a full text record on disc or on paper within minutes of
the event. This instant word-for-word transcript is a clear advantage over
conventional American Sign Language interpretation.
us at firstname.lastname@example.org for
detailed and personal information about how a stenocaptioner can assist you
or your business and comply with ADA requirements for equal access as well
as pricing information.
Is it "Realtime" captioning, "real-time" captioning
"real time" captioning?
* Realtime versus real-time
real time *
(Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary - 11th Edition)
Main Entry: real time
: the actual time during which something takes place
Example: The LED messaging board will display the captioning information in real time.
Main Entry: real-time
Example: The LED messaging board displays real-time captioning information.
Real time as two words is a noun and real-time hyphenated is an adjective, and there is no mention in the dictionary of realtime as one word.
However, over the past few years, there has been a trend in using both the noun, real time, and the adjective, real-time, as one word, realtime.
It is most often seen as one word, realtime, as in "captioning in
realtime mode" versus "realtime captioning" and in the financial sector when referring to stocks, trading, and investments, as in "stock prices in realtime," versus real time, or "stock updates in realtime," versus real time. In fact, there is a company which uses initial caps on each word, RealTime, in their company name.
In the field of real-time captioning, it is often seen as a one-word noun as well as a one-word adjective, realtime, when referring to the act of real-time captioning. An end-user may request "realtime
captioning" when requesting real-time captioning or a client may request the rates for "realtime
captioning" when requesting rates for real-time captioning.