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The Growth of Digital Medical Transcription

By Ayelet Weizs

More organizations and professionals in the medical field are turning to transcription for documentation. This preference to convert spoken words into text-based computer files is known as digital medical transcription. Experts are now estimating that the medical transcription market will reach more than $70 billion by 2026. Why Digital Medical Transcription is Seeing Growth Medical transcription is being used in…
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Assistive Technologies Aren’t Just for ‘Special Needs’ Anymore

By Danielle Chazen

Schools are Implementing Technologies that Benefit All Students, Increasing Retention & Graduation Rates Student retention is always a top concern for universities. Today, only 41% of full-time students earn their bachelor’s degrees within the standard four-year period, forcing institutions to reevaluate their offerings to ensure their students stay with them through graduation. The six highest-ranked universities in U.S. News &…
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Creating a More Inclusive Workplace: A Practical Guide

By Ayelet Weizs

1 in 4 US adults, or 61MM Americans, have a disability that impacts major life activities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet only 4% of employees, identify "as having a disability" in the workplace, reported the National Organization on Disability. More individuals with disabilities are finding employment opportunities, but "only 1 in 20 young adults with…
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Legal Transcription 2030: What You Should Know

By Ayelet Weizs

If you've been feeling overwhelmed by the changes going on in the transcription industry, you're not alone. The stenographic shortage has been challenging, and there’s a natural hesitance that comes with embracing new technologies. However, industry professionals who want to be relevant in 2030 can no longer ignore the digital transformation that is occurring in the market.  The Need for…
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What is Speech Recognition Used For?

By Ayelet Weizs

Automatic speech recognition impacts everything from our personal lives to how justice is served in courts to improved student learning. So what exactly is speech recognition? How does speech recognition work across industries that impact our day to day lives, health, education, careers, and chances to thrive?   How Did Speech Recognition Begin? It was 1952 when Bell Laboratories presented…
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The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement

By Ayelet Weizs

Higher education institutions are combining advanced technology and education strategies to improve student achievement. This combination has led to incredible growth in the expansion of personalized learning paths that help students thrive and interactive experiences that further immerse students in the professions they're pursuing. These strategies are preparing students to work in fast-paced, technologically-driven environments. Arguably the greatest impact of…
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Low and High Tech Assistive Technology: A Timeline

By Ayelet Weizs

In a world and society designed for ‘normal’, people with disabilities often find it challenging to access everyday opportunities that many take for granted. This reality is especially evident in higher education. These limitations are evident physically, such as university elevators that are too narrow for wheelchairs, and academically when classes are taught without captions and transcriptions for deaf students…
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Digital Court Reporter: Reasons to Hire & Become One

By Ayelet Weizs

There is a growing shortage of stenographers. This reality combined with the fact that the average age of a court reporter is 53, leaves cause for concern about the profession’s future. Additional contributing factors to this shortage include a significant decrease in graduates from professional stenographic training and the closure of many training schools, according to the American Association of…
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What is Voice Recognition Used for and How Does it Work?

By Ayelet Weizs

Voice recognition technology identifies a speaker and authenticates that he or she is indeed that individual. Unlike speech recognition, which identifies the words spoken, voice recognition analyzes countless patterns and elements that distinguish one person's voice from another. Voice recognition is now being used in every facet of our lives, personally and professionally.   How Is Voice Recognition Used in…
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EDUCAUSE & Verbit: Leveraging Technology to Improve Higher Education Accessibility

By Ayelet Weizs

  Digital transformation is making waves in higher education across the world. It changes how leadership manages the campus, it makes data-based automation possible for improving campus operations and student wellbeing, and it differentiates institutions for top tier students who seek innovative education that trains them to succeed in tomorrow's workplaces, just to name a few of the exciting developments.…
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