By using her voice to write, Lene Bore Grauslaa, a case manager from Norway, can work more efficiently but also work at all. A voice-to-text solution can change a life completely.
Lene Bore Gauslaa works as a case manager in the Ministry of Labor and Welfare in Olso, Norway. From a professional point of view, she has good insight into what is needed to help people get back to work. Also, she personally experienced what sick leave entails. Pain in the neck and shoulder has at times made it difficult for her to work the way she wants.
Today, Lene works with her voice as a writing tool. She uses the Philips SpeechOne Wireless Headset to dictate, which gives her full mobility, and while dictating text she uses Tuva by Max Manus, an accessibility software that lets the users use their voice to write and control the computer.
Talk first - edit later
Lene’s job involves interaction with clients, employers and health professionals, who are involved in the challenges that each client has. Her work takes place in meetings, on the telephone and not least in the production of large amounts of text.
When Lene works, she now puts on the SpeechOne headset and gets going. Wherever she puts a mark in the Tuva program, it starts typing as soon as she starts talking into the microphone.
Lene’s working method is that she speaks the entire text before she does the editing. For her this is a well-focused way of working. “I am very present in what I do. When I dictate, only the head is occupied and there is no disturbance”.