Due to the need to download large audio files, contractors must have highspeed, reliable internet and use a PC running Windows latest version operating system.
Please note that we strongly advise against the use of Apple/Mac computers as they are unable to play several of the major file types used by our clients. If you plan to use a Mac, please discuss this in further detail with the Applications team.
Contractors need to be able to produce transcripts from a range of audio recordings with variable audio quality. In general, we find that a set of external speakers with volume control, and a set of good quality headphones, provides optimum audio quality.