What is Steno?

  • Capturing the record of important proceedings dates back to the fourth century BC

  • Captioners and court reporters convert the spoken word to text using a language called stenography to convert the spoken word into information that can be read, searched and archived. This specialization has created new career paths for reporters, including broadcast captioning and realtime translation services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Students learn to write on a stenotype machine, which has just 22 keys.

  • By spelling words phonetically, a trained stenographer can record more than 225 words per minute, and some upwards of 260 words per minute

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