Effectiveness of Using Discrete Utterance Speech Recognition SoftwareBy Kotler, Ava-Lee; Tam, Cynthia; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 137-146
Publication Date: September 2002
Study explores text generation speeds, recognition accuracy, and participants’ perceptions of the advantages and disadvantages of using discrete utterance speech recognition software, such as Dragon Dictate. Six people with physical disabilities and intelligible speech participated in the study. The participants were interviewed about their experiences using speech recognition software. While using the software on their home computers, the participants completed five dictation tasks; average individual dictation speeds ranged from nine to fifteen words per minute. Average recognition accuracy ranged from 62 to 84 percent. The authors concluded that voice-recognition software could be used effectively by people who cannot use a keyboard, but that the software could be limited in performing other tasks.
Assistive Products Discussed: DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING
Published by: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) (Website:http://www.isaac-online.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J44284