Accessibility for deaf or hard-of-hearing witnesses in discoveries or trials.

Are you seeking accessibility solutions for hard-of-hearing or deaf witnesses during legal proceedings? Look no further – CART Services by IR ensures your witness or participant has complete access to all spoken dialogue in the courtroom.

Independent Reporters is your trusted partner for ensuring accessibility in any legal environment.

CART Services, akin to real-time court reporting, provides read-only access for hard-of-hearing or deaf witnesses. Our court reporter meticulously transcribes all dialogue spoken by lawyers, judges, and witnesses, offering questions and answers in realtime for any hard-of-hearing or deaf participant. Our service then enables individuals to follow along by reading the live text stream on a tablet, laptop, or computer. It’s akin to watching closed captioning on TV, sans video—just a screen of streaming text for the person to view.

IR has provided CART services in legal proceedings in Alberta and also set up remote situations in courtrooms in other parts of the country. A remote session involves some other pieces to be put in place and tested in advance. if you have a requirement outside of Alberta, contact us and we will make sure to provide a range of solutions and work with you to ensure a smooth integration of services.

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Just use the Contact Form below for your initial inquiry or call and one of our team members can discuss easily having accessibility services added for a trial, discovery, hearing, meeting or arbitration.

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Calgary – 403.265.2550
Edmonton – 780.488.1464
Nationwide – 800.340.1352



Calgary – Virtual Office

730, 9707 110 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9