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General Questions

  • Potential Transcriber FAQ

    What does a TypeWell transcriber do? A TypeWell transcriber provides speech-to-text communication access—typically for students or professionals—during classes and meetings. A transcriber does this by listening to what is said during a conversation, lecture, or presentation and typing a meaning-...
  • Speech-to-Text Transcribing: A Consumer Report

    Post-Secondary Communication Access Services (PCAS) at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a province-wide service to support students with hearing loss, and is funded by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. This two-part video was produced by P...
  • What is the difference between transcribing and captioning?

    Many people use the term captioning to refer to the very thing a TypeWell transcriber does: type out what people say, so all people can have equal communication access. Why do we use the terms transcription, transcriber, and transcribing instead of captions, captionist, and captioning? There are ...
  • What kind of community and resources exist for TypeWell transcribers?

    Find inspiration. Learn from the best. As a TypeWell transcriber, you are part of a large community of transcribers and service coordinators across North America. Join in, learn, share, and discuss. Skill Assessment Leaderboard Congratulations to the following transcribers for demonstrating ...
  • Why become a TypeWell Transcriber?

    Join the TypeWell community. Benefit others. You're inquisitive. You like to learn. You enjoy helping others. You have exceptional English language skills. You're just our type. TypeWell Transcribers need to have a strong work ethic, be adaptable, and be able to improvise. Though those qualiti...
  • Why do students and employees use TypeWell services?

    "When I don't have TypeWell, I have to speech read, which is fatiguing. Speech reading is like mental gymnastics. I may catch a word here or there, but then I have to mentally 'fill in the gaps,' which leads to mental exhaustion. And mental exhaustion leads to physical exhaustion." — Graduate S...