Electronic notetakers produce a typed summary record of lectures, tutorials or seminars using a laptop computer. The deaf learner may sit next to the notetaker and read from their computer screen or have their own laptop to view the note from. These can either be connected directly or can be wireless. The advantage of an electronic notetaker is that they can usually get more information down as typing is much faster than writing.
Electronic notetakers should not be confused with verbatim speech to text reporter (STTRs) who use a phonetic keyboard which provides verbatim service.