This past academic year, I had the privilege to provide TypeWell services for a first-year law student. I’d like to share my thoughts about this experience in the hopes that it might open up new avenues of work for TypeWell transcribers, in subject areas that had previously been seen as too dense or high pressure for our meaning-for-meaning style.
Free apps like SoundHound and Shazam, which can listen and identify music by its digital footprint at near-instantaneous speed, seem like sorcerer’s magic. For audiophiles, this is a great convenience—it allows you to quickly keep track of the new artists you like and build out your playlists. But Shazam and SoundHound have some practical application to the work we do as Transcribers, as well...
ACS owner/manager Phil Hyssong reveals how WordShare — an enhanced streaming text platform from StreamText.Net — benefits ACS's clients. First, students using WordShare can now highlight areas of text on the screen and add their own comments such as "Review session at 6 p.m." Users can also email the transcript to themselves immediately...
Peer-to-peer and Internal Linking are two wireless linking methods that allow TypeWell to link to a reader device without an internet connection. These features might not work on your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 computer unless you roll back your WiFi driver to an earlier version.
Are you a lover of language? We are! In honor of Digital Learning Day (February 23, 2017), we’re sharing some educational tools that you can use to learn and practice new languages on your own mobile device.
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..."
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."