The Power of the Written Word

The written word has a power that sometimes can only be realized by someone who most needs it.  A TCG captioner shares her story of how her ability to provide the written word for one student dramatically impacted and affected her life and ability to learn and to better understand the world around her. —…

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TCG Recipe of the Month: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

TCG Recipe of the Month: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce Recipe Highlights  gluten-free good source of fiber regulates blood sugar good source of Vitamin A and C   One of the TCG office’s favourite pasta substitutes is spaghetti squash. Normally, a plate of pasta can make you feel bloated or tired. With spaghetti squash, you…

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10 Words Canadians Use That Americans Don’t Understand

10 Things Canadians Say That Americans Don’t Understand   While Canadians and Americans can sound very much alike (depending which province you are from), there are certain terms that pop up only in Canadian culture that would sound completely foreign to an American’s ears.  This goes beyond “eh” and “toque,” with many words used in daily…

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What Does a Closed Captioner Do?

What Does a Closed Captioner Do? Article sourced with permission from – Stenofabulous — You’re a What? What is That? I’ve been a captioner for close to a year now. When I meet people, and they ask me what I do for a living, trying to explain my job to them can be really hard, people…

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Debate Night: Relaying the Message with Closed Captioning

Debate Night: Relaying the Message with Closed Captioning   One of the hardest forms of stenography comes in the form of live television captioning.  It is a field reserved for the best of the best… those who can achieve a consistent and astronomically high accuracy rate, have a knack for remembering minute details from the…

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Meet North America’s Fastest Stenographer

photo credit: Edmonton Journal Meet North America’s Fastest Stenographer   280 words per minute, Jeffrey Weigl wins top speed award at the 2016 NCRA Convention.   At the beginning of September, word was released and the story spread wide across Canada about the fastest hands in North America.  The champion of the NCRA annual speed…

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Captioning The Tragically Hip

image credit: CBC Captioning The Tragically Hip   I check my email.  There is my schedule from work for the week ahead.   I pretty much already know what to expect…we’re in the second and final week of the Rio Olympics.  Upon a cursory glance, no surprise there, Olympics, Olympics, and more Olympics all week. But…

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TCG Recipe of the Month – Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

adapted from Damn Delicious TCG Recipe of the Month  – Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe Highlights high in fiber high in protein gluten-friendly Vitamin A Here at TCG, we love fall. The colours, the changing of the leaves, and the smell of delicious, spiced home-cooking fill the air.  One thing you’ll never find a shortage of…

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How TV Captions Get from A Captioner’s Brain to You

How TV Captions Get from A Captioner’s Brain to You Article sourced with permission from – Stenofabulous — Inquiring Minds Want to Know I really love it when readers leave comments on my posts. You know that feeling when you get a package in the mail? Yeah, that’s what it’s like for me when I…

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