Who can benefit from TypeWell transcription services?
Most deaf and hard of hearing students in mainstream middle-school to graduate level classes benefit greatly from the communication access and notes provided by the TypeWell transcription system. Also, people in work settings, job training settings, and social or religious settings benefit from t...
In what kinds of classes and meetings do TypeWell services work best?
Classes and meetings in which one person talks a lot, such as lecture classes, are ideal for transcription services. Classes and meetings with a lot of discussion are also candidates if the transcriber can sit where he or she can easily hear everyone speaking, and if everyone is encouraged to spe...
What do instructors and presenters have to do to support the transcription service?
Instructors and presenters don't have to change anything about their presentation methods to accommodate transcriptions services. Any accommodations they are already making for a deaf or hard-of-hearing person in a class or meeting will benefit the transcriber as well. (These include such accommo...
Are there differences between transcription services provided in pre-college and college settings?
Yes, there can be differences in the transcription services provided in these two settings. Many college students don't need extensive editing of the transcripts that were produced in real time. Usually, the college transcriber needs only to correct any spelling errors and highlight homework assi...
Choosing a speech-to-text approach
TypeWell is an ideal tool for providing communication access and notes to a great majority of students and others. There are other communication access systems, however, including sign language interpreting, oral transliteration, and CART.
If you have decided that a speech-to-text approach may ...
What's involved in setting up a TypeWell service program?
There are 3 basic parts to a transcription support service program: the transcriber, the equipment and software, and a trained site service coordinator.
1) The TypeWell Transcriber
There are 4 sources of transcribers:
Recruit and put your own through the transcribing course;
Contract with Type...
This calculator helps you estimate costs for starting or renewing your own TypeWell service program. It includes training fees, equipment, salaries, and software licenses.
Please note that hourly compensation for TypeWell transcribers varies widely by geographic location.
No matter where you a...