Do you have any non-reader training tips for Dragon? This is where we've had
huge problems. Along with a kind of "unforgiveness" in terms of voice issues
in situations like CP and MS. But I do know that Dragon has some higher-end
capabilities, so, if there are better strategies re: Dragon, I'd love to
hear. (of course, I spend US government money on this stuff, I'm not sure I
could ever really justify Dragon's cost difference to my bosses).
Ian Litterick writes:
> As far as speech recognition is concerned, our view has been
> diametrically opposite to Ira's since Dragon Naturally Speaking V5! (We
> didn't recommend DNS V6, but still recommended V5 rather then the
> equivalent IBM ViaVoice.) See http://www.dyslexic.com/dictcomp.htm.
> Easier training (less likely to get stuck), better recognition and
> easier correction.
> This seems to be IBM's view, too, as they seem to have stopped work on
> ViaVoice and handed distribution on to Scansoft, who own and develop
> Dragon. ViaVoice is, however, the product that we recommend for Macs.
> Ian Litterick
> Executive Chairman
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> From: Discussions by and for dyslexic people
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> Subject: [DYSLEXIA] Voice-to-Text
> With this population I've had the best success with ViaVoice, especially
> "Pro-USB edition" which comes with a good headset adapter that lets you
> convert any good noise-cancelling headset that a student is comfortable
> to USB use. ViaVoice (equivalent version to quivalent version) is much
> cheaper than Dragon, it is easier to train than Dragon (simpler reading)
> more forgiving and less frustrating in the voice training sessions. I
> say that with many that I use it with, they cannot read well enough to
> it on their own. I've read the training onto an MP3 player, with pauses
> after each phrase, so during training the students "listen and repeat"
> they watch words on the screen.
> Ira Socol
> Special Education Technology Scholar
> College of Education
> Michigan State University
> Dyslexic Nick writes:
>> Dear CAH
>> I followed the link for yeah write and from looking it does not appear
>> offer much at all, it seems to me that most of the bits listed are
>> standard on programme such as word 2003. It may be great for short
>> but will it pick up mispellings such as (from & Form) it does not seem
>> be deisgned specifically foe dyslexics.
>> I would look towards text help read & Write and speech to text
>> such as Via voice /Dragon naturally speaking etc, but do check out he
>> differences between the base models and the higher spec versions.
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