Speech-to-text interpreting is a new area of activity for translators. Speech-to-text interpreting refers to the transfer of spoken, verbal remarks and paraverbal elements of speech (including pitch, speaking patterns) into written text for people with disabilities in specific communication situations. The target text appears quasi-simultaneously on a clearly visible visual medium and allows the target audience to read the spoken text in real time. The objective of speech-to-text interpreting is to contribute to accessibility. It aims at ensuring the participation of people with disabilities, in social and professional life as well as in education.

Short Facts

Academic degree
Certificate course of the University of Vienna
1 semester (part-time)
15 ECTS credits
Tuition fee
EUR 2,700 (not including hardware and speech-recognition software)
October 2019