We asked ... Birgit Nofftz, German Association of Speech-to-Text Interpreters

"Speech-to-text interpreters assist in equal access communication"

There is an alternative for hearing impaired or deaf persons, who are not able to or don’t want to communicate with the help of sign language: so-called speech-to-text interpreters reproduce spoken words into a text format onto paper, computer monitors or screens. REHACARE.com inquired with the German Association of Speech-to-Text Interpreters (German: Bundesverband der Schriftdolmetscher Deutschlands e.V.) and gained some insight into this profession.

26/03/2015

Photo: Birgit Nofftz using a mask for speech recognition; Copyright: private

Birgit Nofftz is the deputy chairperson of the German Association of Speech-to-Text Interpreters and uses a mask for speech recognition; © private

Photo: Speech-to-text interpreters; Copyright: private

Whether for professional or private reasons - speech-to-text interpreters can help in a lot of situations; © private

Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

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