Closed Captioning Services

Round Emblem CART CaptioningFact:  In the United States, 1-in-5 Americans over the age of twelve has a hearing loss significant enough to hamper communication.  (Johns Hopkins Study, November 2011)

Opening windows of communication for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing is the primary goal of Paradigm’s captioning services. Our top-notch captioners also provide Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART) to capture and transmit the spoken word for anyone to read along and participate in a public or private setting.


Lisa Richardson – RPR, CRR, CBC, CCP – provided captioning services at Macalester College for The Dalai Lama’s speaking engagement.

Broadcast Captioning
Paradigm´s broadcast captioners, also called stenocaptioners, use court reporting skills on the stenotype machine to provide captions of live television programs, sporting events, legislative proceedings and news. Both CART and captioning provide access and learning tools for people who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, blind or use English as a Second Language (ESL).

Our team is committed to finding solutions and improving access to information so that everyone can stay informed, learn and contribute to our communities. Contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Learn more about Paradigm captioning The Dalai Lama here.

Learn about Paradigm’s in-stadium & in-arena sports captioning here.

 Captioning Matters!

Paradigm has provided CART & Captioning for the following organizations and institutions:

  • South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • TPT – Twin Cities Public Television
  • Iowa Public Television
  • Minnesota Legislature
  • Hennepin County Board of Commissioners
  • Minnesota Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Courage Center
  • Minnesota Department of Economic Security
  • Metro ECSU
  • Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Services, Minnesota
  • Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
  • CSD, Communication Services for the Deaf
  • University of Minnesota
  • College of St. Catherine
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Minnesota Satellite Technology (MNSAT)
  • Regions Hospital
  • Minnesota Department of Education
  • Central Lakes Community College


Paradigm has provided pro bono CART & Captioning for the following nonprofit organizations:

  • Cochlear Implant Club of Minnesota
  • ALDA – Association of Late-Deafened Adults
  • Minnesota Association of Self-Help for Hard-of-Hearing (SHHH) – now known as Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
  • SHHH – Chapter 1
  • Cochlear Implant Club of Minnesota

For information on troubleshooting captioning problems or to report problems with your captioning, please check out these links: