Thanks so much wwwjk for the reply. I really appreciate that . As it stands at the moment I have connected a blue tooth mike to, the I pad and it si now ( as you have pointed out) a matter of getting the right software .
The criteria being that the I pad must be open to receive text all the time as it is the wife who will wish to initiate contact ( the deaf person of course need only speak to do so) And must print in real time.
Cant find the right software yet but will try I padd notes as you suggest.
Thanks again and happy new year