HLAA Webinar: Which Method of Realtime Captioning is Appropriate: Stenographic, Voice or Automatic Speech Recognition?

November 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join by computer or mobile device.

During this presentation, you will learn about all things captioning.  There are many different methods for how captions are produced: Stenographic, voice writing and automatic speech recognition. Learning the different methods will help you make an informed decision when advocating for accommodations in any setting. 

If real-time captions are not what you need but you need captions on a video, understanding the differences will empower the decision maker to have the right result.

Do you know what to do when you see poor captions?  This lecture will explore what questions to ask when obtaining captioning services and provide advocacy tips to ensure the captions are good.


Date: November 3, 2021
Time: 3 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. MT, Noon PT


Karyn Menck is the owner of Nashville-based Tennessee Captioning, and is a Registered Professional Reporter, Registered Merit Reporter, Registered Diplomat Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter and Certified Realtime Captioner.

Karyn has captioned national and local programming for a variety of news, sports, entertainment, educational, and corporate programming across the country. She also provides CART and captioning for university students, theater productions, and professional football and grand slam tennis stadium captioning.

Karyn is a member of the National Court Reporters Association, Tennessee Court Reporters Association, and Hearing Loss Association of America. She has held various positions within the Tennessee Court Reporters Association, is the past secretary of the Nashville chapter of Self Help for the Hard of Hearing/Hearing Loss Association of America, and a past board member for the National Court Reporters Association.

Jennifer Schuck and her team at Caption Pros provide captioning for any venue, no matter how large or how small. She is an award-winning captioner and 16-year veteran of the captioning industry, thus committed to providing the best captioning for every consumer, whether one-on-one or in a convention center. She has served on numerous committees such as the Arizona and National Court Reporter’s Association. 

She has won the Hearing Loss Association of America’s Chapter Professional award Arizona Court Reporter Association’s Distinguished Service Award (2012) and the Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters Award (2016).

Stephen Clark is a real-time captioner based in Washington, DC. His real-time experience includes onsite and remote stadium captioning and theater captioning, as well as captioning for students and governmental clients. Steve is the Immediate Past Chair and co-founder of the Global Alliance of Speech-to-Text Captioning.

Helpful Hints and Tutorials

  • Registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smartphone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.

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  • Captions. HLAA webinars are open or closed captioned. Subtitles will be visible at the bottom of the meeting Zoom screen.
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 3 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. CT, 1 MT and Noon PT. You should make note of your time zone so you do not miss the meeting.

NOTE: HLAA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in our webinars.

Questions? Feel free to email us at webinars@hearingloss.org.