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How It Works

  • Overview

    TypeWell is a system for capturing spoken content and generating an immediate meaning-for-meaning transcript. Using our advanced abbreviation software, a trained TypeWell transcriber synthesizes the essence of the discussion in clear English text. This form of communication access is commonly us...
  • Does the transcript endure?

    Absolutely. The transcript can be printed out or reviewed on a computer at any time after the actual event. Thus, a TypeWell transcript becomes a valuable study tool to use after a class, or provides documentation of any meeting or discussion. Every TypeWell transcriber is trained to capture eve...
  • Who pays for TypeWell services? ‚Äč

    In the United States, there are 3 federal laws that relate to transcription services: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The venue in which you're providing communication access wil...
  • How can I find a TypeWell transcriber?

    There are three basic pathways to hiring qualified a TypeWell transcriber: Recruit, hire, and train a new transcriber Hire an already-trained transcriber Contract with an independent service provider (a freelance transcriber or a company/agency that provides qualified transcribers who have alrea...
  • Does a transcriber work on-site or off-site?

    An on-site TypeWell transcriber uses a laptop on a steno table while seated (or in some cases, standing) in the same room/location as the reader. The transcriber sits in an area that ensures optimal ability to hear lecturers and participants and to view an overhead screen or board. The reader sit...
  • Is wireless Internet required for TypeWell services to work?

    Not necessarily. Because individuals may use different mobile devices or computers, TypeWell features a variety of linking methods to adapt to any setting. On-site TypeWell services do not necessarily require an Internet connection. The reader's device (such as an iPad) can receive the transcrip...
  • Can TypeWell be used outside of the traditional classroom or meeting room?

    Yes! Even in laboratory or field settings, or at special events and conferences, a reader can use TypeWell services for immediate communication access. Of course, some settings pose extra challenges for communication access. The transcriber, whether on- or off-site, must be able to access the au...
  • What does "meaning-for-meaning" mean?

    TypeWell's clear, concise format conveys the essential meaning of what is said, without false starts, redundant phrasing, and other extraneous text. TypeWell transcribers are trained in meaning-for-meaning transcribing. Why? Because it completely conveys the speaker's intended meaning in fewer w...
  • Digital Brochure: "An Overview of TypeWell for Disability Service Professionals"

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  • Digital Brochure: "An Overview of TypeWell for Parents and Educators"

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