Randi C. Friedman, RPR, CRR, CCP provides real-time open captioning services
Contact Randi C. Friedman:
Tel: 973-744-3485
Cell: 917-561-5326

About Randi C. Friedman, CRC, RPR

Randi C. Friedman, CRC, RPR*, author of Zen of CART, holds national certificates as a provider of real time communication access (CART). Two decades as a freelance court reporter, recording expert testimony, prepared Randi to translate speech to text as an Open Captioner/CART Provider in any setting, from the arts to the sciences, in boardrooms and at fundraisers and galas. She has testified at New Jersey legislative budget hearings to request adequate funding so that qualified CART providers/Open Captioners are available to New Jersey citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing.

A contributing writer to the guidebook "How to Prepare for the Certified CART Provider Exam," her articles have appeared in the professional publication, The Journal of Court Reporting and at ncraonline.org. Randi has taught master’s classes in Open Captioning and Real Time Communication Access and is available to train personnel on communication access with people who are oral (speaking) deaf or hard of hearing. She was invited to and presented the seminar "Accommodation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Public Spaces" at New York University.

Randi has Open-Captioned conferences and conventions at:

  • The Hammerstein Pavilion
  • The Javits Convention Center
  • The Marriott Hotel, New York City
  • New York City's Town Hall
  • New York Public Library
  • New York University
  • NYU Medical Center
  • The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • The Sheraton Hotel, Mahwah, New Jersey

Special Event: During the 2010 New Jersey gubernatorial campaign, Randi Open-Captioned President Obama, Vice President Biden, Former President Clinton, Governor Corzine, Senator Loretta Weinberg, Caroline Kennedy and Bon Jovi

What are The Open Captioners’ skills?

  • Ability to stenotype at 225 words or more per minute
  • Comprehension of specialized terminology across professions
  • Exceptionally deep, sustained concentration
  • Decades of experience
  • Expertise in English grammar, syntax, punctuation and language flow, which evolves as the culture changes
  • Familiarity with rhythms, tones, cadences and variability of speakers with and without accents
  • National certification

Articles by Randi C. Friedman

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*CRC = Certified Realtime Captioner
RPR = Registered Professional Reporter
(The above certifications are maintained by continuing education)

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