Amanda Bavin


About Stenography

Stenography may just sound like a fancy word, but it’s a vital service which allows people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to continue their lives as normal.

Stenography, or speech-to-text reporting as it is also known, is the real-time translation of the spoken word, into the written word. It is often used in courts as a legal record of proceedings.

As a Stenographer however I mostly work for those with hearing impairments. As a meeting progresses, I type the words I hear into my ‘steno’ machine and within moments, it appears on either a laptop or tablet screen for my client to read. This means my client is able to follow the flow of the meeting and input their thoughts and ideas at opportune moments and enabling them to fulfil the job expected of them by their employer.

By using the latest technology, my lightweight ‘steno’ machine, which fits easily into a large size handbag, means I can easily offer stenography services across a wide range of meeting places.

Check out this fun yet comprehensive video about how it all works:

Working at European Commission conference in Vienna, 2008

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