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Seven Questions: Robin Comforto

Robin is a TypeWell transcriber and Associate Faculty Member at Oregon State University. "I was a fast learner as well as a fast typist," she says. "My typing teacher encouraged me to cut class once in a while..."

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Give Students a Choice

An attitude of "I know what's best for you" does not serve students with disabilities, nor is it sustainable within the financial constraints and legal obligations of an educational institution.

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Seven Questions: Christy Joy Hack

Christy works from home as an independently-contracted TypeWell transcriber for Intellitext (where she also provides administrative support) and Alternative Communication Services (ACS)...

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The Indispensable iPad

It was this paragraph which perhaps had the biggest impact on the acceptance of my grant proposal:

". . . there are 6 deaf and hard of hearing students that are at the academic level to use transcription, but the impact goes much further than these students, by enabling them to interact more in classes with [hundreds of] their hearing peers, share their valuable input, and access the auditory environment."

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What Do Employers Seek in You?

Randi Hecht, owner and founder of Intellitext, explains how a TypeWell transcriber's résumé, social media presence, and professional image can impress (or turn off) prospective employers ...  

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A Time Management Course Worth Every Second

A disability services coordinator took a sneak preview of TypeWell’s new Short Course on time management and explains why this fresh take on the age-old "art" of work-life balance might be just the thing you need this semester...

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