A fundamental element of our legal system is that participants can rely on the record of proceedings to be accurate. What also must be fundamental is a genuine understanding of what elements are necessary to create an accurate record. The Speech to Text Institute (STTI) examines the industry from the inside out to identify and recommend best practices while collaborating with the consumers of speech-to-text services—attorneys, judges, court administrators, and others—to ensure that their needs and priorities are integrated with the standards followed by the businesses and practitioners who capture and convert the spoken word to text.
Central to STTI’s existence is an acknowledgment that no single technology has exclusive domain over quality and accuracy. Those engaged in the speech-to-text industry must be properly trained, managed, educated on procedure, and otherwise acquainted with the needs and expectations of their constituents in order to deliver services that measure up to the high standards of the legal community.