Others who go without access either don’t know about it in order to ask for it, or choose not to ask for a host of reasons.
VP pioneered CART in this region by spending years educating, advocating and demonstrating the Communication Access Realtime Technology. When Realtime access finally caught on enough to pay the bills, we discontinued providing traditional Court Reporting services to the legal community. We specialize in Realtime Communication Access Support Services specifically to provide enhanced communications to ALL people. It’s the only thing we concentrate on. It’s all we do.
The history of these types of services have been (and sadly, still are) sorely lacking in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Voice Print was established to fill this void and has grown significantly since that time.
Terry received her educational background in traditional Court Reporting and attained the additional training required to make a transition from traditional reporting, to the much-needed area of Realtime Communication Access Services for those who need access support services. Terry has been teaching and training working reporters and reporting students since 1995, in both legal and communication access reporting services. In 1996, she graduated from the JEVS – Jewish Educational and Vocational Services’ Court Reporting Institute, already having established Voice Print, LLC, before graduation. In 2001, JEVS’ Strictly Business committee, awarded Terry with their “inspiration” award. Terry leads the way with communication access and is now leading captioning into places where access does not exist.
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Terry is a trailblazer in Communication Access Realtime Technology. She started on her path to Realtime access in 1991 so has over 23 years’ experience as a firm owner, an instructor of traditional Court Reporting, and as an instructor in the specialized field of Realtime Communication Access Reporting. She also has two adult children in their thirties.
Terry has a disability called Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), which is sometimes referred to as Dyslexia of the ears. It’s what the brain does (or doesn’t do) with what the ears hear. The disability imposes the personal need for her to access communications in Realtime. For Terry, the accommodation is used to capture what’s said now, so she can revisit what was said later in the emailed transcript.
Aha! You’re probably thinking, “That must be why she became a specialist in Communication Access Realtime Translation.”
“Nope. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even know I had an APD until extensive testing last year, mid- 2013. Like most people, I seem to be very good recognizing solutions for others, but poor at recognizing the same for myself. In court reporting school, I immediately became drawn to figuring out how I could use the training I was getting for communication access instead of for lawyers and judges. I never realized why I NEEDED to create communication access for people. Hindsight is 20/20. Actually, my growing up with two sisters who both had many disabilities, including, but not limited to, Down’s Syndrome, communication disorders, and barriers-- this is what really first sparked my interest in helping people to be and feel included. I do my absolute best to level the playing field for those who need access to communications the most. My intimate understanding and knowledge of the impact disabilities and barriers has on learning, family, and social life, lead me to the best career on the planet!”
See the “COURT REPORTING” tab for more about training:
Individual Education Plan (IEP) tailored to your specific needs
Working reporters, current or former students
All others welcome!