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Remote technology requirements

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Equipment needed when the transcriber is at a remote site

The reader at the lecture site will need:

  • A computer, tablet, or another Web-enabled device to display the transcript (this same device usually also acts as the hub for audio and text transmission over the Internet)
  • A fast and reliable Internet connection (wired or WiFi) for this reader device
  • A microphone for the lecturer to wear, connected to a wireless audio transmitter which will send the audio from the microphone to the reader device
  • A wireless audio receiver at the reader device to pick up the audio
  • Software to transmit the audio from the reader device, over the Internet, to the transcriber (e.g., Skype or Zoom)
  • TypeWell Premium Reader software (free) − required only for Skype linking; not required for Web Linking or StreamText

The remote transcriber will need:

  • A computer with TypeWell Premium Transcriber software, to support remote linking (e.g. Web Linking, Skype Linking, or StreamText Linking)
  • A fast and reliable Internet connection
  • Software to receive the audio over the Internet (e.g. Skype or Zoom)
  • Headphones to hear the audio clearly

Equipment needed when the reader is at a remote site

The transcriber at the lecture site will need:

  • A computer with TypeWell Premium Transcriber software, to transmit the transcript to the reader using remote linking (e.g. Web Linking, Skype Linking, or StreamText Linking)
  • A fast and reliable Internet connection

The remote reader will need:

  • A computer or other Web-enabled device
  • A fast and reliable Internet connection
  • TypeWell Premium Reader software (free) − required only for Skype linking; not required for Web Linking or StreamText