A Client Based Approach to Using Voice Recognition With Screen ReadersBy McCall, Karen, MEd; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2004,
Publication Date: 2004
Paper outlines a client-centered method of fusing voice recognition and screen reading technologies, and focuses on the use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking with JAWS for Windows from Freedom Scientific. The method involves an initial needs analysis assessment, which involves a client interview by phone or in person. Before using the technology, the client should demonstrate an ability to perform basic computer tasks and have sustained vocal strength, which is required when using voice recognition technology. Once these abilities have been determined, training can begin. Training should involve a curriculum that allows the client to work with the computer, the screen reader, and the voice recognition software at once, and clients should be allowed to perform assignments at their own pace. During the training process, detailed notes on client performance are essential when tracking client progress. Implications for future methodology developments are discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING
JAWS FOR WINDOWS
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2004/proceedings/155.htm