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Hello Holly,

Via Voice is what we use on macs.
http://www.nuance.com/viavoice/osx/

We don't have any experience with it though. Adaptive software for Macs 
seriously lags whats available for PC's. That is changing, and hopefully 
Macs can catch up.


thanks,

Nick


Holly Parker wrote:
> 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
>>
>> --Nick Ogrizovich Adaptive Technology Lab Manager Notetaking 
>> Coordinator Bailey-Howe Library (second floor, directly to your right 
>> off the stairs) http://uvm.edu/~notes http://uvm.edu/atl ph: 
>> 802.656.5537
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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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>>>
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>>>
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>>>

-- 
Nick Ogrizovich 
Adaptive Technology Lab Manager 
Notetaking Coordinator 
Bailey-Howe Library 
(second floor, directly to your right off the stairs) 
http://uvm.edu/~notes 
http://uvm.edu/atl 
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