Specifications include, but are not limited to: 3.4.1 CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) - CART is a word-for-word (verbatim)
speech-to-text service produced by a stenographer using a stenographic machine, software, and technique.
The stenographer transcribes 100% of what gets said at speeds of up to 225 words per minute. The
stenographic equipment is connected to a computer where the words appear for the student to read.
3.4.2 Typewell - Typewell are meaning-for-meaning interpretations of what gets said in a classroom by
typists specially trained in text-condensing strategies. Fewer words are produced than with CART. A
regular laptop computer is used by a typist trained in either a phonetic or alphabetic text-condensing
strategy. Similar to CART, the typist’s laptop is connected to screen where the student reads the words
typed. From the standpoint of the student and what they read, the particular text-condensing strategy chosen
will make absolutely no difference in what the student reads. They will see regular English words
condensing the discussion or instruction in class.