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What is the preferred method/software for Mac?
Thanks,
Holly Parker

On May 17, 2007, at 3:02 PM, Nick Ogrizovich wrote:

> Hi Roger,
>
> The Adaptive Technology Lab has Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS)  on  
> a few computers, and we provide support to students who use it.  
> Success is highly dependent on the quality of the microphone, (get  
> a USB mic, and a more $$ kind) and voice ability. Accents such as  
> the Boston accent, can make recognition difficult. Generally  
> speaking, most people can get 90 to 95% accuracy after just a few  
> hours of training. (training in DNS is as simple as picking a built  
> in novel, and reading the words on the screen- while the computer  
> matches your voice to the words)
>
> To see DNS in action, check this out:
> http://www.nuance.com/talk/
>
> Carol is right, they have good vendor support. It is the leading  
> voice recognition software on the PC platform. The "preferred"  
> version is the cheapest at $199. I usually recommend that people  
> who "need" this software in order to use a computer buy the  
> professional version.
>
> However, Office 2003 has great built in voice recognition as well.  
> A co worker in ACCESS uses that to 'type' up some letters/emails.   
> For more info on using the built in speech recognition in XP, see:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/ 
> moskowitz_02september23.mspx
>
> Hope this is a start, I can answer any other questions as they come  
> up.
>
> Thanks
>
> -- 
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> Roger Bombardier Jr. wrote:
>> Greetings,
>>
>> I have an associate who is considering purchasing Dragon Naturally  
>> Speaking software and wondered if anyone on the list has  
>> experience with this software?
>>
>> -Roger out.
>>
>> -- 
>>
>> Roger Bombardier Jr.
>>
>> Information Tech Professional
>>
>> University of Vermont
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