Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) Certification Education
Prove you're on the cutting edge. Become a Certified Realtime Captioner and take advantage of the growing number of opportunities becoming available to realtime captioners. As one of the top national programs that certifies your ability in realtime captioning, attaining the CRC designation commands instant respect and the immediate attention of potential employers.
DEANNA P. BAKER, RMR, Realtime Captioner/Consultant. Deanna Baker graduated from the American Institute of Commerce, Bettendorf, Iowa, in 1981. She reported as an official and freelance reporter in the Quad City area until 1983 when she moved to Seattle. While in Washington state, she was an official for four years, owned her own freelance agency and worked with Larsen & Smith Court Reporters, as well as held offices within the Washington Shorthand Reporters Association, including President from 1992-1993.In 1992 Deanna founded Captioning Northwest, Inc., which provided realtime and captioning services, working with large corporations and universities providing captioning services as well as realtime in the classroom.In 1994 Deanna moved to Tucson and began work at the University of Arizona working with deaf and hard of hearing students, as well as continuing her freelance captioning work. In January of 1996, Deanna began captioning the Tucson City Council Meetings. Shortly thereafter, Deanna began captioning national and international programming for a variety of news, sports, educational and corporate programming across the country. Deanna was appointed to the Tucson Commission on Disability Issues in 1999. In June of 2000 she was elected to the Board of Trustees of Self Help for Hard of Hearing, Inc. She is currently chair of the NCRA Captioning Task Force.Currently, Deanna is a freelance realtime captioner/consultant.