How can the TypeWell transcription system help my deaf/hard of hearing child/student?
Deaf and hard of hearing students, especially those in mainstream classes, can miss a lot of the information communicated during a class or meeting. Hearing aids can help, but their benefit is limited by distance. FM systems can overcome the problem of distance, but only for the one person using ...
Can the TypeWell system help other students in addition to those with hearing difficulties?
The TypeWell Transcription system can potentially help any person who has difficulty achieving full access to communication and notes.
Students who have learning difficulties, including language or processing disorders, can often benefit from the in-class display because the information on the c...
What is Communication Access?
In the context of TypeWell services, "communication access" refers to the information presented to the student on the computer screen, as it happens (i.e. real-time). Other methods for communication access include sign language interpretation, cued speech, transliteration, etc.
The phrase "commu...
How detailed is a printed TypeWell transcript?
One of the well-liked features of the TypeWell system is the educationally sound transcript produced by the transcriber. The transcript is sometimes casually referred to as the "notes;" however, it's much more detailed than traditional notetaking.
While the meaning of the class conversation is c...
In what kinds of classes is TypeWell an appropriate system?
Classes in which the teacher talks a lot, such as lecture classes, are ideal for transcription services. Classes with a lot of discussion are also good candidates if the transcriber can sit where he or she can easily hear students speaking, and if the students are encouraged to speak clearly and ...
How can a school begin using the TypeWell system?
If you think the TypeWell system would help your child/student learn, you can either contact us for more information or talk with a supervisor or service coordinator, who can then contact us.
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