Featured Educator — Matt

. 2 min read

Virtual communication and online learning are the new normal since a global pandemic hit the world. However, as workplaces and universities shifted online, the lack of physical interaction proved to be quite challenging, especially for people with sensory disabilities.

Matt, a University Professor, completely lost his hearing a few years ago. He got bilateral cochlear implants through surgery that helped him through bionic hearing. However, as communications became virtual, Matt found it almost impossible to interact with people over video calls without captions or subtitles.

After a friend told him to get Otter, Matt signed up for a free account. He was amazed at Otter's transcribing capabilities, allowing him to hold classes, faculty meetings, and conferences.

“Otter changed my life! It is fast, reliable, accurate, and offers a free subscription. Not only could I have conversations in real-time, but it became easier for me to hear everything easily during a meeting or a conference.”

Otter made things immensely more convenient and allowed him to record, transcribe, share, and search voice conversations with precision. Its automatic transcription makes it easy for users to understand, capture, and retain long-form human conversations.

By profession, Matt is also an essential presence for meetings on the public health crisis. But during these virtual meetings, Matt had difficulty understanding what everyone was saying, which disrupted the flow of discussions. He had no choice but to ask the school to buy him an Otter account.

“I needed some way to communicate in this virtual reality show. Otter was so great at transcribing what others were saying that it even left my co-worker shocked! She was amazed at how properly I could hear and didn't believe me until I showed her Otter's fantastic transcribing abilities.”

Many of Matt's students were amazed to see how well Matt had been communicating over virtual applications. They were curious to find the solution for their grandparents or parents with a hearing aid. Matt recommended Otter, and to this day, they've had no complaint about the software.

“And I think many friends and professionals that I work within my life have also ended with signing up for Otter, so I've not heard anything negative about this software, just really wonderful things about how it's made life in the world accessible during this tremendously difficult time.”

Otter has helped users with audio transcription and translation, allowing them to focus on virtual discussions without worrying about missing cues. It became possible for Matt to meet deadlines and convey important tasks in real-time, and the software is doing the same for countless others.

If you're looking for ways to assist people in their virtual communication and automate transcriptions, Otter.ai is here to help. Take advantage of Otter’s 600 monthly minutes of free transcription today!