Speechpad for Education and Compliance

By: April Baity

Using Speechpad for professor lectures, ADA compliance, and graduate student research interviews

Transcription services provide a written document of the lecture that can be used for study purposes and for students who need assistance in taking notes. Additionally, it can provide an accessible version of the lecture for students with hearing impairments, allowing them to access the material without needing an accommodation. A transcription is also a “searchable” document, allowing students to quickly and easily find topics and keywords to review more in depth without having to listen to the entire lecture again. Finally, transcription services can help with the accuracy of the lecture material, allowing professors to review the transcription and make any necessary corrections. This can help ensure that students receive the most accurate and up-to-date information.

ADA compliance is a requirement at many colleges and public settings for lectures and speeches. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states that any audio that is posted online by college professors must be accessible to people with hearing impairments. This means that the audio must include a transcript or captions of the audio so that people with hearing impairments can access the information. Additionally, the ADA requires that any audio must be accompanied by visual content, such as video or text, so that individuals with hearing impairments have the same experience as the rest of the audience.

Speechpad is a great option for PhD candidates conducting research interviews because it is efficient and cost-effective. PhD candidates will save both time and money, as they will not have to manually transcribe the interviews themselves or listen to them again in order to complete their notes and citations of all of the important topics discussed. Speechpad offers a secure platform for storing transcripts, so confidentiality is ensured. From our platform, PhD candidates can easily store and access their transcripts from anywhere, making it easy to reference, analyze, and search for keywords throughout the data.

Professors can boost their reputation and broaden their reach to students by providing an accessible transcript of their lectures. Having a written version of the lecture can make it easier for students to understand and review the material, take notes, and find specific information quickly and easily. Reviewing the transcript of their own lectures can also help professors to improve their content, creating activities and lectures that are more accurate, more up-to-date, more organized, and more professional.