Helpful Steps to Use Voice Recognition With Difficult VoicesBy Rothstein, Norman; Closing the Gap, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 1, 8
Publication Date: August/September 2004
Article in which the author presents a method for people with disabilities that affect their speech to effectively utilize voice recognition technology. If an individual has differing voice characteristics because of conditions such as dysarthria or breath control issues, using voice recognition technology could prove to be difficult at best. The author’s solution utilizes a voice command component found in the voice recognition product Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred in conjunction with Co:Writer 4000. Co:Writer 4000 software is used to reduce the number of vocalizations the user has to make in order to successfully dictate words and complete sentences. The application allows the user to type (or in this case, speak) the beginning of a word, and then choose the desired word from a list. Choices are entered into the user’s document by speaking the number next to the listed word, or by saying “mouse click” when the word is highlighted. A systematic list of instructions is presented on how to combine these technologies is presented.
Assistive Products Discussed: DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)