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 16, 2017
Neesons: Seeking feedback crucial part of making good business decisions
Asking for constructive advice can be difficult, as can opening yourself up to criticism — but if you shy away from feedback, you’re only cheating yourself, Neesons president and Toronto court reporter Kim Neeson tells The Lawyers Weekly.
“Sometimes we’re afraid to hear it. We like the way we’re doing things, or we’re afraid of what is coming next, but if we don’t seek out that feedback...
February 10, 2017
Neesons Sponsors Advocates’ Society Medal Event
Neesons Court Reporting couldn’t be happier to support the Advocates’ Society Medal awards ceremony this year, particularly when our good friend and client Stephen Grant is the well-deserving recipient! We’ve had the pleasure of working with Stephen in many aspects of our court reporting services, including mediations, discoveries and arbitrations. As well, Stephen often takes advantage of our realtime and rough draft...
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...
November 25, 2016
This article recently appeared in AdvocateDaily.
Pro Bono Realtime Captioning In Action
Toronto court reporter Kim Neeson and her team will provide realtime captioning/CART (Computer-Aided Realtime Translation) services at the upcoming Roundtable of Diversity Associations (RODA) 2nd annual Diversity Conference, in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association (OBA).
The Nov. 29 event aims to harness the ideas, energy and experience of talented lawyers who are committed to helping diverse...
This article recently appeared in Advocate Daily.
With Realtime, e-Documents and iPads, Paperless Trials Made Easy
It was standing room only at the 2016 Technology in Practice conference as Neesons Court Reporting president Kim Neeson spoke about the paperless trial and the best ways to make one a success, including best practices for e-documents and realtime transcription.
Joined by Chantelle Spagnola and Tanya Barbiero of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Neeson pulled back the...
August 2, 2016
Creating Accurate Transcripts
Undertaking. Advisement. Refusal. These are three oh-so-simple words that lawyers expect to see plainly laid out in their discovery or cross-examination transcripts. But when counsel don’t make it obvious, omissions or mistakes can easily be made. Creating accurate transcripts is more than just words on the page.
So let’s look at a few things that can confuse the matter.
Example 1: There are back-and-forth exchanges over numerous pages of transcript where...
Court Reporter and Firm Owner Kim Neeson Honoured by NCRA
Kim Neeson, founder and president of Neesons Court Reporting, will be named a Fellow of the Academy of Reporting Professionals (NCRA) on August 6th in Chicago, the NCRA has announced.
“It is quite an honour to be recognized by your peers in this way through an international organization,” Neeson tells AdvocateDaily.com
She is one of six to receive the honour this year at the NCRA convention.
A Fellow of the Academy of...
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...