Speech to Text Transcription
When you need our transcription services, you have two great options- meaning-for-meaning transcripts or verbatim transcripts.
Transcriptionists hold college degrees and have been strenuously trained in their craft, also attending professional development seminars on a regular basis. Our trained TypeWell™ transcribers synthesize the essence of the voice discussion in clear English text, providing you with meaning-for-meaning transcripts. Not the approach you are looking for? You can request a verbatim (word-for-word) approach.
TypeWell™ is a system for transcribing speech into text. For Deaf and Hard of Hearing people as well as individuals with visual, physical or learning differences, TypeWell™ is an effective communication and learning tool. Developed by Judy and Steve Colwell, this transcription system functions in multiple settings: classroom, seminar/conference, business meeting, and any event that requires a visible written text.
The trained professional TypeWell™ transcriptionist (TypeWell™ian) sits in the environment or a remote location, typing on a laptop computer installed with the TypeWell™ abbreviation software. What appears on the laptop, tablet or smart phone of the person(s) using the service is a real-time transcript in complete words and sentences. While not verbatim, the TypeWell™ian is transcribing "meaning-for-meaning" which is the methodology used by sign language interpreters in rendering the visual message.
TypeWell™ is an ideal tool for not only someone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing but, in situations where English is a second or third language. This can be in the corporate setting with divergent cultural and language groups. Because it is easier to read a foreign language than listen to that language (in this case English), TypeWell™ proves to be effective in business situations, providing correction to aural miscues.
A transcript is produced by the TypeWell™ian on one laptop and read in real time by the person(s) using the service on a second laptop, tablet or smart phone which enables the him or her to type questions and comments which are then read aloud (voiced) by the TypeWell™ian. Further, the he or she can type notes in the TypeWell™ program on the second computer, tablet or smart phone. The TypeWell™ system provides communication access during a class, session, meeting, event as well as a transcript for study, review, or documentation.
We provide verbatim whenever required for the transcription of DVDs, movies, Podcasts and similar vehicles. Further, we contract with several professionals who provide communication access via Dragon and C-Print. However, TypeWell™ remains our most frequently used speech-to-text program.
All interpreters / transliterators contracted by All HANDS IN MOTION maintain and promote a Code of Professional Conduct as set forth by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, (RID).
Our transcriptionists shall:
Keep all assignment-related information confidential.
Render the message faithfully, always conveying the content & spirit of the speaker, using the language most readily understood by the person(s) whom they serve.
Not counsel, advise, or interject personal opinions.
Function in a manner appropriate to the situation.