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Thanks guys for confirming my suspicion that you can't do Speech to text on
Chromebooks.  I had thought about using iPads, but I was given very sort
notice about the need for this accommodation and couldn't do any testing.



Ben Leslie
Technology Manager, BVSU
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On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 5:57 PM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Oops, looked into the public session kiosk mode a bit more, the
> instructions at http://vt.portal.airast.org/secure-browsers/ under the
> chromeos tab say you have to use single app kiosk, public session kiosk
> mode won't work, and that does seem to be the case.  So I guess you can't
> do speech to text with Chromebooks, since you can't run third party apps
> and the airsecure test app at the same time.
>
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 3:59 PM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Jon, that would be text to speech, not speech to text.
>>
>> We have been planning on deploying the testing app using the google
>> management console as a single app kiosk, so we can't run third party apps
>> at the same time.   We'll either be using Dragon on PCs for kids who know
>> that well, using a scribe, or using ipads to test kids who have that
>> accommodation.  Our para who looked into this said the latter option was
>> the easiest to figure out, you just hit the microphone icon on the
>> keyboard, and start talking.
>>
>> It does look, though, like we could set some cbs up as public session
>> kiosk machines instead of single app kiosks and still do speech to text,
>> but the browser wouldn't run full screen.  Since all our cbs are a only
>> 11", I hate to give up any more screen real estate.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Jon Orton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Sorry for the delayed response.
>>>
>>> We have checked it out. It is not ideal, but will work. To my knowledge
>>> there is no 3rd party plug-in/software you can use. On the Chrome platform
>>> Secure Browser will use the Chrome built in TTS engine.
>>>
>>> When I say it is not ideal, I mean it is not very human sounding,
>>> pronounces some words incorrectly, and speaks with poor inflections.
>>>
>>> An example would be during the pre-test sound check on a Chromebook/Box
>>> instead of saying "This text is being *read* out loud", it
>>> mispronounces read and says "This text is being *reed* out loud.
>>>
>>> I hope this helps.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 10:08 AM, Ben Leslie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Who's used speech to text on a chromebook for SBAC testing (if even
>>>> possible) and what 3rd party software did you use?
>>>>
>>>> I'm in dire need of some suggestions.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Ben
>>>>
>>>
>>>
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