Resource Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

CART & Technology

What is CART Service at CUNY?

  • CART is an acronym for Communication Access Realtime Translation, which is a service specifically recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 36.303 (b)(1).
  • CART Service at CUNY is the instant verbatim translation of the spoken word, including parenthetical representation of environmental sounds, into printed text. 
  • CART services empower students to decide for themselves the information that is important to them.
  • Trained professionals facilitate realtime communication in a variety of academic settings using state of the art technology, such as speech recognition engines, enabling students to be fully integrated.

LiveScribe Smart Pen

  • The LiveScribe Smart Pen provides access and accommodations related to notetaking, test taking, learning disabilities, and other academic issues students with disabilities may encounter.  The LiveScribe Smart Pen records spoken communication in correspondence with written notes and can save the information electronically.  The LiveScribe Smart Pen benefits students with various disabilities and is being utilized across CUNY.