Electronic notetaking (ENT), also known as computer-assisted notetaking (CAN), is a system that provides virtually simultaneous access to spoken information to people who are deaf and hard of hearing, facilitating equal participation with their hearing colleagues, coworkers, and classmates. This method is most often used in educational or training sessions, but it is also used at health care appointments, meetings, or interviews.
Using a software program, an operator types a summary of the spoken information into a computer at a minimum typing speed of 60 words per minute. The text is then projected on a screen or transmitted to a second computer.
The text also provides a written record of sessions, which is particularly useful for deaf and hard of hearing attendees.
- Working with an Electronic Notetaker from The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
- Computer-Assisted Notetaking from Gallaudet University's Technology Access Program (TAP)
- Stereotype Electronic Notetaking Software
- NoteED Electronic Notetaking Software from the University of Central Lancashire
- The Association of Notetaking Professionals