Not a fan of typing? Here’s a quick hack for creating your impact story

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 |
We understand that not everyone is a fan of typing, and for some, it might be more of a challenge than others, so we wanted to share a little hack to help you share on BOB.

Rather than using your keyboard to write your impact story, you can use your smartphone’s inbuilt dictation tool. This tool can be found on your phone’s keyboard and it enables you to dictate your story using your voice instead. It’s then a quick job to edit the text to correct any errors and ensure you’re within the word count.

I have an iPhone

We’ve created a super short (sound-free) video to show you how you can do this on an iPhone, which you can view below.

Apple Support link here.

I have an Android smartphone

The dictation button should appear on your keyboard as standard, though if you haven’t used it before you may need to update your phone’s settings for it to appear. As all Android phones are slightly different, take a look at your manufacturer’s website or forum to find out how to do this on your device. Additionally, here’s a helpful list of dictation apps for Android

We’ve tested this technique ourselves here at BOB, so if you have any questions at all, just get in touch with us on with your contact details and one of the team will be in touch to give you a helping hand.

A huge thank you for sharing on BOB - you are doing something brilliant that will help your peers from across the NHS looking to do something similar to you.

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