Re: [BCAB] Macs and Dragons Graham Page 16 Sep 2011 11:57 BST

The software for the mac rather confusingly calls itself dragon dictate.
This is a very old name for the version that runs under windows.  You get
roughly the same features as Dragon  Naturally Speaking Premium which means
that you can dictate into most commonly used programs but only have limited
customisation.

I don't think using Dragon with the voiceover screenreader in the same way
as J-Tools or J-Say is likely to be successful.

Has your client got a disability or does he or she just not want to learn to
type?

This may seem a bit of a harsh question but, even though accuracy of speech
recognition has progressed massively, learning to type is still very useful
if at all practical or feasible.

While on the subject, I would also suggesting avoiding wireless headsets.
Go for a wired option instead from a company such as Plantronics or Andrea
or Vxi.  This should be a USB headset or use a headset and a USB adaptor.
Do not rely on the built in sound card.

Regards

Graham

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On Behalf Of David Taylor
Sent: 16 September 2011 11:38
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Macs and Dragons

Hi,

Not sure how effective it is, but there is such software, and there's built
in voice recognition too. I haven't played with any of it, but somebody on
the Mac-Access list probably has.

Cheers
Dave

On 16 Sep 2011, at 10:48, Paul Nugent wrote:

> Hi All,
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> I have a client that uses a Mac with magnification. He wishes to use a
> dictation package, such as Dragon. Is this possible with a Mac, and how
> effective is it?
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> Also can it work with Voice Over in the way that JSay works giving some
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