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Past Workshops & Conferences (Event Archive)

TECHWell 2016

"Where Technology Shapes Access"

Jun 14 - Jun 17, 2016 | Reno, NV

TECHWell Conference logo

TypeWell's international conferences typically take place every 2-3 years, and the 2016 conference in Reno, NV was the largest, longest, and most involved yet, with nearly 100 participants attending concurrent workshops, coordinated events, and social outings scheduled over four days! This professional development event was for TypeWell transcribers and other speech-to-text providers, disability service coordinators, business owners, IT staff, AT specialists, and anyone else involved in the delivery and support of communication access services for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

We celebrated several "firsts" with this conference:

  • First time holding the conference at a non-campus venue
  • First time having a speed networking social event
  • First time sending participants on Uptime outings
  • First public meeting of ATSP (transcribingnetwork.org)

Interactive workshops covered a variety of topics for a diverse audience:

  • A Parent's Perspective
  • Accessibility and Copyright
  • Professional Ethics
  • Math Mode
  • Quality Assurance
  • Dual Service Providers
  • Boosting Typing Speed

As usual, we pulled this this off with an all-volunteer planning committee made up of TypeWell service coordinators, agency owners, and transcribers. We are proud that our volunteers and presenters pulled off such a great event!


University of Central Arkansas

Friday half-day workshop for TypeWell transcribers

May 8 2015 | Conway, AR

UCA and QTS logos

Join us for an intensive half-day workshop, hosted by the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Disability Resource Center and co-sponsored by Quality Transcription Specialists.

Webcast option is available if you wish to participate remotely!

Workshop Cost: $35 advance registration (for both on-site and webcast participants); $45 walk-in

Presenters: Kate Ervin and Janet Fedorchuk

Topics:

  • Transcribing STEM Classes with Math Mode (hands-on)
  • Tech Tips & Troubleshooting (hands-on)
  • The Future of Our Profession (round table discussion)

Click here for the full agenda (PDF).

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Central time) on Friday, May 8, 2015
3.25 contact hours
Lunch will be provided

Location: University of Central Arkansas
Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, Room 112
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, Arkansas 72035

Maps, Directions & Parking

For hands-on activities, transcribers will need to use laptop and steno table (don't forget your power cord). If possible, please also bring a separate reader device(s) to practice linking and troubleshooting.


British Columbia Institute of Technology

Saturday intensive workshop for TypeWell transcribers

Sep 6 2014 | Vancouver, BC

Hosted by Post-Secondary Communication Access Services (PCAS) at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Join us for an intensive 6-hour Saturday workshop (4 contact hours for those applying for CEUs).

Presenters: Kate Ervin and Janet Fedorchuk
Topics: Click here (PDF) for full agenda (updated 8/7/2014), learning objectives, and instructor bios

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 — Lunch will be provided!
Location: BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour St., Room 472

Maps, Directions & Parking

For hands-on activities, transcribers should bring laptop, steno table, and power cord. If possible, please also bring reader device(s) to practice linking and troubleshooting.


Whatcom Community College

Saturday intensive workshop for TypeWell transcribers

Aug 23 2014 | Bellingham, WA

Hosted by Whatcom Community College's Office of Access & Disability Services. Join us for an intensive 6-hour Saturday workshop (4 contact hours for those applying for CEUs).

Presenters: Kate Ervin and Janet Fedorchuk
Topics: Click here (PDF) to view full agenda (subject to change), learning objectives, and instructor bios

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday August 23, 2014
Location: Whatcom Community College, Syre Student Center, Room 211

Map, Directions & Parking

Transcribers must bring laptop, steno table, and power cord. If possible, please also bring reader device(s) to practice linking and troubleshooting.


Oregon State University

Morning workshop for TypeWell transcribers

Aug 8 2014 | Corvallis, OR

Hosted by Oregon State University's Disability Access Services. Space is limited, so use the registration button below to reserve your seat!

Presenter: Kate Ervin (TypeWell)
Topics:
* Transcribing STEM classes with TypeWell's Math Mode
* Tips for linking and teaming on-site and remotely
* Making the most of MultiPAL and other software features

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Friday, August 8, 2014
Location: Oregon State University
Kerr Administration Building Room A200
1500 SW Jefferson Ave
Corvallis, OR 97331

Parking Info

Please bring your transcribing laptop, steno table, and power cord.


"Speech-to-Text Services: A Technology and Training Roadmap"

pepnet2 Training Institute

Jul 17 2014 | Sacramento, CA

Rebecca Berger (West Virginia University)
Brynn Elliott (University of Wyoming)
Valerie Sturm (Brigham Young University - Idaho)
Kate Ervin (Executive Director, TypeWell) as facilitator

Three service coordinators will present their experiences, each illustrating a phase in the speech-to-text program lifecycle: from start-up, to transition, to long-term sustainability. Through interactive discussion, participants will establish a foundation of shared experience that supports forward-thinking planning, innovative technology and budgeting solutions, and continuing success for speech-to-text service programs.

Concurrent session #6.12
4:00 - 5:30 PM


2014 AHEAD Conference / pepnet 2 Training Institute (PTI)

"Access Always, in All Ways"

Jul 14 - Jul 19, 2014 | Sacramento, CA

Meet representatives from TypeWell and network with other disability service professionals who coordinate and provide speech-to-text services.

AHEAD is the premiere professional organization offering crucial knowledge and skill-building in disability in higher education to those working in college and other postsecondary settings: faculty, administrators, planners, and rehabilitation counselors, as well as high school and transition personnel.

Pepnet 2 works with postsecondary institutions and personnel with a mission to increase the education, career, and lifetime choices available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.


University of Nevada Reno

Evening workshop for TypeWell transcribers

Jul 8 2014 | Reno, NV (5:00 PM)

Evening workshop for TypeWell transcribers

Presenters: Kate Ervin (TypeWell) and Randi Hecht (Intellitext LLC)

Topics: TypeWell Linking; Transcribing STEM classes with TypeWell's Math Mode.
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Studio Classroom 104

This workshop is open to Reno-area transcribers at UNR's Disability Resource Center and Intellitext LLC. Non-UNR transcribers, please contact us if you wish to attend.

Time permitted, participants will have an opportunity to explore and ask questions about TypeWell's newest software features.

Please bring your transcribing laptop, steno table, and power cord.


Mind, Body & "Sole"

An Ohio State University Disability Services Event

Jun 5 - Jun 7, 2014 | Columbus, OH

Pfahl Hallway

This event is open to TypeWell transcribers and Service Coordinators. The conference will take place at The Blackwell Hotel, Pfahl Hall, on the campus of OSU.

Topics to be covered include: working memory, math mode, making the most of V7 features, nutrition on the go, and the future of the transcribing profession. General studies CEUs will be available for interpreters/transcribers.

A plenary meeting will be held during the conference to discuss the possibility of developing a professional association for TypeWell transcribers.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is May 5 for in-person attendees, May 9 for Webinar participants.

Pre-registration: Thursday, June 5th from 6:30 - 7:30 at The Blackwell Hotel

Conference:
Friday, June 6th: 8:00 - 5:00
Saturday, June 7th: 8:00 - 12:00

group photo
Group photo taken on the last day of the conference. Thanks to all of our webinar and in-person participants for a fantastic learning experience!

RESULTS OF EVALUATIONS FROM CONFERENCE AT OSU (PDF)


Listen, Learn & Lead

TypeWell Conference 2013

Apr 26 - Apr 28, 2013 | Portland, OR

Hosted by TypeWell at Portland Community College, this 1.5-day professional development event comprised 17 workshops and presentations in two separate tracks. The event brought together over 70 TypeWell service providers, coordinators and support staff from schools and agencies across the U.S. and Canada.


Professional Development Symposium for TypeWell Transcribers

presented by ALL HANDS IN MOTION Professional Sign Language Interpreters, LLC in collaboration with PACE UNIVERSITY Office of Disability Services

Jun 8 - Jun 10, 2012 | New York City

This 1.5-day symposium for professional TypeWell transcribers took place at Pace University in the heart of Lower Manhattan, one of New York City's most vibrant and revitalized areas. Intensive hands-on workshops were led by TypeWell Education Director Kate Ervin, along with special topic sessions about pressing issues for today's speech-to-text communication access providers.


Text-Interpreting Professionals Seminar (TIPS)

TypeWell Conference 2011

May 14 - May 15, 2011 | Portland, OR

This 1.5-day professional development seminar was hosted by TypeWell and took place at Portland Community College. The seminar was designed for transcribers and supervisors who provide meaning-for-meaning communication access services using TypeWell or other text-interpreting (i.e., non-verbatim) systems.


Riding the Wave

4th WNCAP Spring Conference

May 29 - May 31, 2009 | Portland, OR