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FRC Workshop

Laurie Vasquez

Assistive Technology Specialist

April 29, 2002


PC World

Stan Miastkowski

Friday, April 14, 2000

Discrete Speech

Continuous Speech

Dragon NaturallySpeaking


Dragon Naturally Speaking lets you talk
to almost any Windows program instead
of typing.


As you speak, your words are transcribed
onto your screen and into your
document.



With Dragon Naturally Speaking, you
can also start programs, open menus,
and click buttons by using your voice.

Who Uses Speech Recognition


Those motivated to use it!


Takes practice, dedication, and regular use
to become proficient


Accents are not a problem, as long as your
speech is clear


Slurred speech experienced with certain
disabilities may present a problem





Who Uses Speech Recognition


Cognitive impairments can be a problem, in
that the most successful users are able to
compose their dictation and speak it clearly,
while simultaneously using editing and
formatting commands


Persons with dyslexia may benefit greatly
-

it can do the spelling for you!


Medical, legal, public safety


Accuracy of Voice Recognition


Performance and system requirements


Laptops versus desktops & sound quality


Sound Cards


Microphone adjustment


Speech feedback


Training


Proofreading


Accuracy of Voice Recognition


Diction style


Microphone adjustment


Positioning


Clarity, particularly of unstressed words


Pace


Evenness of volume


Realistic Attitude



Cost & System Requirements


Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional

$99
-

$695.00
(think
features
)


System


Requirements


http://www.scansoft.com/naturallyspeaking/safety/sysre
qs.asp


Hardware Compatibility


http://www.scansoft.com/naturallyspeaking/support/com
patibility/




Installation


The Software Installation is very user
friendly and easy to do.


Simply follow the directions that are
prompted to you.


It is best if you have all other programs and
windows closed prior to installation.

Dragon Naturally Speaking 5.0


Audio Setup Wizard




Manage Users on One System







Choose Training Passages

Training Your Voice

Upon Completion of Training

Basic Features





Speak naturally



Format and edit text


Personalize vocabulary


Customization


Macros


Web navigation


Voice Playback


Playback
feature

Microphone off

Microphone on

Navigating the Web

1.
Turn on Natural web

2.
Start Internet Explorer (not Netscape)

3.
Say “Go to address”

4.
Use commands to say names of links

5.
MouseGrid to move mouse pointer longer distances
across the page

6.
Much more



Help Tutorial
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Features



Tutorials


Dragon Naturally Speaking Basic Features


http://www.utoronto.ca/atrc/tutorials/tut
-
dns3.html


AT Basics


http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/ATBasics/Curriculum/Writing/
speechRecognition.php



Comparison Chart
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http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/ATBasics/Curriculum/Wri

ting/speechRecognitionChart.pdf


ScanSoft


http://www.scansoft.com/naturallyspeaking/


Resources


Newsletters


http://sayican.com/sayican/foncollettal.html




Book




http://www.htctu.fhda.edu/dragonbook/dragonbook.htm


Speech Technology Magazine


Choosing and Using Speech Recognition

Resources

Voice Recognition & Document Management in the
Educational Environment

http://www.voicerecognition.com/user_profiles/education

Voice Recognition Newsletter

http://voicerecognition.com/vrnews/

FAQ typing Injury

http://www.tifaq.com/information.html

RSI Help

http://www.rsihelp.com/index.html

Voice Recognition and Your Health

http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/computing/05/23/voice.
saving.tips.idg/