Well, for some, but, with ViaVoice I use the training saved as an mp3 with
pauses after phrases - hear and repeat - which works great with the ViaVoice
screens but kids (especially) have a harder time in Dragon. But, let me try
that a few times and see what I get...
Jeff Hughes writes:
> Find someone with a voice similar to your own and ask them to do the
> This should get you started and then you can train it when it makes
> In your message regarding Re: [DYSLEXIA] Voice-to-Text dated Thu, 26 Jan
> 2006 13:50:21 -0500, Ira David Socol said that ...
>> 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.
>> > Regards
>> > Ian Litterick
>> > Executive Chairman
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Discussions by and for dyslexic people
>> > [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ira David Socol
>> > Sent: 26 January 2006 14:05
>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>> > Subject: [DYSLEXIA] Voice-to-Text
>> > With this population I've had the best success with ViaVoice, especially
>> > the
>> > "Pro-USB edition" which comes with a good headset adapter that lets you
>> > convert any good noise-cancelling headset that a student is comfortable
>> > with
>> > to USB use. ViaVoice (equivalent version to quivalent version) is much
>> > cheaper than Dragon, it is easier to train than Dragon (simpler reading)
>> > and
>> > more forgiving and less frustrating in the voice training sessions. I
>> > will
>> > say that with many that I use it with, they cannot read well enough to
>> > train
>> > 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"
>> > as
>> > they watch words on the screen.
>> > Ira Socol
>> > Special Education Technology Scholar
>> > CEPSE
>> > 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
>> > to
>> >> offer much at all, it seems to me that most of the bits listed are
>> > already
>> >> standard on programme such as word 2003. It may be great for short
>> > cuts
>> >> but will it pick up mispellings such as (from & Form) it does not seem
>> > to
>> >> be deisgned specifically foe dyslexics.
>> >> I would look towards text help read & Write and speech to text
>> > programmes
>> >> 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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>> Ira Socol
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