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Remote CART (Live Captioning)


CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) is also known as “open captions” or “live captioning.”  A trained operator transcribes spoken speech into written text. Speech to text software is used when voice writers provide CART.

Remote CART is a real-time text service that allows a student or event attendee to read what is being said in the classroom or event space on an installed display, laptop, tablet or even a smartphone. Some people may refer to Remote CART as live captioning. 

Request this Service

  • Students who need Remote CART for courses should contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at
  • Faculty needing Remote CART should contact Human Resources.
  • Departments hosting a live event that needs Remote CART should request this service using Brown preferred vendor Deaf Services Unlimited (DSU) by means of the following request form:
  • For live events we also have a second provider, Partners Interpreting. Use Remote CART for Events request form:

Requests for Remote CART are processed by the provider in conjunction with Media Services.

Fees for Remote CART


There is no cost for course-related requests, which are managed directly through the SEAS office.


If part of a Brown event, Remote CART fee for service will include:

  1. Fee for DSU or Partners Interpreting paid directly to the vendor.
  2. Media Services fee:
    1. Rooms that are media-ready: Media Services will charge a 1 hour set-up fee ($85)
    2. Rooms where a Media Services technician needs to setup and stay: Media Services will charge a 1 hour setup fee and the regular fee for service for the duration of the event.