Prior to Covid my most trusty and assistive piece of technology was my Livescribe Pen. I have an eBay search running looking for pens on sale I buy for colleagues and clients when compiling essential tech and media making kit boxes.
During lockdown along with my mobile power packs my livescribe pens have sat idol.
Analogue pen and pen, digital transcription with audio accompanying. Searchable digital version. Handwriting to text. But it needs sound in the room to capture.
During lockdown for most of my meetings I have worn headphones. So I’d have a lot of one sided conversations! A year or so ago I discovered Otter. It was for its dictation but it really blossomed when it’s Zoom integration emerged. I was looking into closed captions and top of the list popped Otter.
The connection transcribes my Zoom calls to text as well as storing a copy of the audio without having to remember to hit record.
It’s dyslexic peace of mind. The big bonus is that is affords me the concentration of future recall without having to take full notes.
Plus Otter augments into Zoom’s CC api. I’ve been so impressed by Otters development during Covid. Accessibility has become priority with the events and productions I have supported.
Providing remote access can now be fully accessible too.