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 -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of David Taylor Sent: 16 September 2011 11:38 To: BCAB Discussion List 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, > > > > 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? > > > > Also can it work with Voice Over in the way that JSay works giving some > kind of speech feedback? > > > > Thanks for your help. > > > > Kind Regards > > > > Paul > > > > Paul Nugent > > Assistive Technology Coordinator > > Action for Blind People East Anglia > > 11, Sawyers > > Elmsett > > Ipswich > > Suffolk IP7 6Qh > > Tel: 01473 657738 Mob: 07894598318 > > > > ---------- > Action for Blind People is an expert national organisation, ensuring blind and partially sighted people get practical support in all aspects of their lives. > > In April 2009 Action for Blind People became part of RNIB Group, in an innovative partnership combining regional service delivery across England. This partnership enables both organisations to share skills and deliver services in line with the UK Vision Strategy. > > For more information phone us through the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visit our fully accessible website. > www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk > > Company Registration no: (England and Wales 26688) > Registered Charity no: 205913 (England and Wales) SC040050 (Scotland) > > Save a tree. Don't print this email unless it's really necessary. > -- > To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: > http://www.bcab.org.uk/ > > To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: > http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ > > To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email email@example.com. -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.