Voice Recognition Software - is this for me?
There is a very straightforward answer to this question - YES!
Voice Recognition Software has come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. If, like me, you suffered the indignity of attempting to use products such as IBM ViaVoice then you know how painful that process was and there was a temptation to throw your computer out of the window because the software simply did not work! I can assure you, things have changed, for example I am dictating this blog, virtually error-free, using Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
The software has obvious advantages for students or employees with disabilities - i.e. for non-keyboard users and for those with dyslexia and dyspraxia, for whom typing can be very difficult; however there are also clear and far-reaching advantages for using the software in many commercial areas. Just think how much more productive you or your employees could be if they could dictate emails or write Microsoft Word documents 3 times faster and with less errors than if they typed them!
Here are some facts for you to consider:
Taking this a step further, you do not have to be in front of your computer to use Dragon! For example, if you work away from the office (you could be a construction worker reviewing work undertaken or a letting agent generating an itinerary) then you can dictate into a digital voice recorder, with your words being transcribed automatically back onto your computer when you get back into the office, without the need of having to replay your recording and type your words.
I am frequently asked the question "Can the software be used with different accents and dialects?" Once again the answer is an emphatic "Yes!". Recently I assisted a Leeds-based client, whose native tongue is Latvian, to dictate in English directly into Microsoft Word, and she was successfully using the software after one 2 hour training session!
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