Over 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people – has disabling hearing loss. It is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss.
World Health Organisation 2019
How did we get started?
Kaptions4U was founded in 2008 by Brandi Kent out of a passion to provide the highest quality CART-Captioning for people who cannot comprehend speech...for a variety of different reasons.
Brandi started her career as a court reporter in 1996 and transitioned into captioning in 2000. Since then, Brandi has been providing affordable CART-Captioning services directly to her clients as well as subcontracting for many captioning firms in the U.S. and Canada.
Brandi holds certifications as an RPR - Realtime Professional Reporter, CRR - Certified Realtime Reporter, CBC - Certified Broadcast Captoner, CCP - Certified CART Provider and RSA - Realtime Systems Analyst. She is an active member of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and of the Hearing Loss Association Florida (HLA-FL), providing on-site CART Services for the HLA-FL Chapter.
She is also a proud member of the Collaborative for Communication Access (CCAC), the Global Alliance of Speech to Text Captioning, the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), and is a past Committee Member of the NCRA's Captioning Community of Interest Group.
What we do
We provide premium closed captioning and CART solutions at competitive prices internationally, both on-site and remotely. We help our clients to comply with accessibility laws and FCC captioning requirements by using innovative tools and highly-skilled captioners.
We know that good communication is vital in everyday life, however there are many barriers experienced by people with a hearing loss or learning disabilities, people who know English as their second language, and everyday viewers in sound-sensitive environments. This is why closed captioning and CART services are so important!
Realtime closed captioning and CART can greatly improve communication access, especially group situations or large venues. Our services aid language learning, literacy, translations, and are suitable for many individual listening and learning styles. Our clients are able to provide their audience members with the visual tools needed to focus on the message, rather than straining to comprehend speech, in a wide variety of venues and across different devices!
Our mission at Kaptions4U is based simply on the belief that our clients' communication access needs are of the utmost importance. Our professional and friendly team is committed to exceeding those needs, and as a result, a very high percentage of our business is from repeat clients and personal referrals. We love captioning and we know how much our services benefit a wide diversity of people!