Do you know what an Electronic Notetaker is?

Well do you?

I do…and let me tell you it isn’t either just an electronic, nor software, nor some sort of cool new tech solution it in fact requires another person sitting beside her typing all this stuff…just for Mojo Mathers:

Electronic notetaking (ENT), also known as computer-assisted notetaking (CAN), is a system that provides virtually simultaneous access to spoken information to people who are deaf and hard of hearing, facilitating equal participation with their |hearing colleagues, coworkers, and classmates. ENT is most often used in educational or training sessions, but can also be used at health care appointments, meetings, orinterviews.

Using dedicated software, a trained operator types a summary of the spoken information into a computer at a minimum typing speed of 60 words per minute. The text is then projected on a screen or transmitted to a second computer.

The text also provides a written record of sessions, which is particularly useful for deaf and hard of hearing attendees because taking notes whilst lip reading or watching a sign language interpreter is difficult.

It isn’t equipment as the fool media keep on suggesting…it is trained people in the main…being available when Mojo Mathers needs them…this is like Winston Peters needing a sober driver availabe 24/7 to cart him backwards and forth between Parliament and the Green Parrot.

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