March 16, 2017
Captioning for the hearing loss community is delivered in many formats, including streaming via the internet (remote captioning), onsite captioning (at meetings, events, etc.) and broadcast captioning (television). But what about all those old movies, videos and visual recordings that happened way before captioning was even a thing?
Captioning provided after-the-fact is a service that meets the need for providing communication access on any type of digital media. A...
February 21, 2017
Neesons Captioning Toronto
What is Captioning/CART?
Captioning or CART (Computer-Aided Realtime Translation) is taking the spoken word and reproducing it in text format. In addition to the spoken word, other auditory sounds may also be communicated; for example, laughter, the sound of a phone ringing, a door slamming, etc. These sounds often provide context for what is written.
Captioning is a term that was broadly used back in the 1990s and early 2000s. However, since that time, in our...
February 8, 2017
With the help of technology, the world has never been closer. Need to examine a witness in Mumbai? No need to travel thousands of miles and expend thousands of dollars to do so, when you can simply connect via videoconferencing. Through our experience here at Neesons Court Reporting, below we share some simple guidelines and things to know when using videoconferencing.
Before you book with your court reporting agency:
Plan well, and in advance. Don’t assume that there are lots...
June 16, 2016
Social Media for Court Reporters
Independent freelance court reporters can use social media to put themselves in front of firm owners in their area. While this isn’t the same as traditional advertising, social media is a free way to make yourself known in your industry. Here are some tips to building your own personal “brand” and getting positive attention of potential employers.
√ Create a professional LinkedIn page
Within this page, include a...
April 25, 2016
Attending seminars for anyone, including court reporting firm owners, can seem like a chore – after you’ve done a few, a “been there, done that” mentality can easily take hold. But if you listen with an open mind every time you attend an event, you will find a kernel of information that’s as good as finding gold.
Recently I was chair of a conference of court reporting firm owners who, quite rightly, have a high degree of expectation when it comes to their conference. They not...
March 28, 2016
Is Shorthand Reporting Really Needed Anymore? People are always fascinated by that little shorthand machine. They’ve seen it on TV and in movies. It looks kind of funky. People always want to know how it works, and once it is explained they almost invariably say, “Wouldn’t voice recognition be better?” or “Isn’t that system so old-fashioned?” Sometimes I’ve had witnesses and lawyers ask, “Is that voice recognition you’re doing there?” even though that little machine...
March 3, 2016
Legal videography is commonly used in US depositions and in some discoveries, particularly where a person may be unable or incapable of testifying at a later date.
However, legal videography has other applications within the legal sphere.
Legal videography at Neesons for wills, estates and more
Creation of Wills
There is a small number of wills prepared in which counsel knows a challenge by a relative or significant other will likely occur upon the death of the will-maker. Such circumstances may...
February 29, 2016
What a unique day (February 29th) to announce that Neesons’ new home in early 2017 will be 77 King Street West, Suite 2020 in the TD Centre. While our head office will remain at 141 Adelaide Street West on the 11th floor until early 2017, we also have use of 77 King in suite 2020 currently. So if you don’t want to venture out in the fresh air (and you know you probably should!) and visit us at York and Adelaide, stroll down The PATH and take advantage of the TD Centre location....
September 18, 2015
Tips for Court Reporters from a Firm Owner’s Perspective
One of the biggest topics firm owners discuss is that of a professionalism amongst our court reporters and staff. Here are some pet peeves that are common threads:
Inappropriate office attire – things such as flip-flops, glitter apparel, revealing clothes or casual (weekend) wear frustrate owners to no end. I found an excellent easy-to-follow guide at the AboutMoney website. Their “mainstream casual” and “executive casual”...
May 30, 2015
This post will focus on the topic of videography lighting as it is relevant to the regular video deposition or discovery.
Not every examination or deposition requires lighting, as some offices have plenty of natural light and/or have very good office lighting. For those that don’t though, you’ll want to have a lighting kit with you. Poor lighting can leave your witness looking sinister, sick, or another way that changes how they really look. You need to produce a video that shows the...