Stenographic: The method that one usually sees on TV, when a court
reporter types on a special machine that produces a form of shorthand on a paper
tape. The speed needed to take down every word is achieved when keys are
pressed, either separately or at the same time, to designate words and
Digital electronic court reporting: The spoken word is
recorded on a compact disc (CD) and a trained professional continuously listens
to what is being recorded to ensure sound quality and voice clarity. The CD and
detailed notes identifying who is speaking and other important information are
used to produce a transcript, when requested.
reporting: An advanced method in which a court reporter "types" the record
and almost simultaneously (in real time), it is displayed on one or more
computer screens. In this circuit, real-time reporting is generally used when
persons under the Americans with Disabilities Act are in need of such technology.