Previously I wrote about my dictation-marking program. I had written it after listening to a friend and mentor talking about how many hours he’d spent marking dictations for reading. Fortunately, I am not the first to have this idea. Todd Olivas has a free and more intuitive program for use over here.
It is important for us to broadcast all of these options for steno educators and volunteers to help bring more dictation to more students. In my view, as of writing, we have some serious problems. There’s a resurgence of stenography in India. That’s not inherently bad, but what’s happened is that there are many more Indian stenographic resources popping up than there are English or American resources; this is probably making it harder for our students to find material, and any barrier to practice is unacceptable. Hopefully now that dictation can be marked quickly and freely we can see an uptick in the amount of content.