On behalf of the NFPA Conferences & Meetings team, I'm pleased to let you know that Alternative Communication Services (ACS) will be providing Communication Access Realitme Translation (CART) during the C&E general session. What is CART you ask? CART is a full screen of verbatim English (or Spanish) text displayed to be read by attendees with hearing loss. The text can be viewed on a tablet or laptop computer.
CART will also be available for individual education sessions on an as-needed basis. Individuals requiring this service should let us know when registering for the conference. NFPA is committed to providing appropriate assistance for persons with disabilities so that everyone may have access to our programs and events.
Directions for accessing the CART service are below. You may want to copy and paste this into your calendar for quick access the day of the general session. We'll also be sending the link to all registered conference attendees in your final confirmation email.
How to Access Real-time Captioning
To access the captioning simply click on the following URL a few minutes before the general session begins, on Monday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m.:
**If you see a message on the screen "Event is not active", click refresh. The event will become active a few minutes before the scheduled start time, so if you click the URL early you may need to refresh before the start time.
Please note the screen settings listed across the top of the captioning screen. Please feel free to adjust the font size, font type, and background colors to find a combination that you feel comfortable with. ACS recommends going to "Themes" and clicking the dropdown menu and selecting "High Contrast".