PC interface aids (automated typing, voice, etc)

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TheQuest, Jun 21, 2003.

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  1. TheQuest

    TheQuest Registered Member

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    Hi
    CrazyM
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    LowWaterMark

    Thanks for the welcome.

    My post should have read I am disabled and I can not type very much I

    have RA. I know this is off topic but do either of you know of a program

    which I can use to tell to type for me if you understand what I mean.

    Thank in Advance.

    CooLTempo
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    Hi again CooLTempo,

    Actually, I'll split your last post (above) and this one off and move it over to the Software & Services forum a little later as it may be helpful to others.

    A couple years back (or more) I evaluated a couple voice recognition packages which worked really well. You use a head set (ear piece and microphone) plugged into your PC's sound card, and the software learns your voice patterns and allows you to control both PC functions and enter text simply by talking.

    Given this was more than two years ago, I imagine these packages have only been improved upon since then. Back then the leader in personal computing voice recognition seemed to be "Dragon Systems, Inc." and they had an excellent, high volume (i.e. talking at nearly normal speed) package called Dragon NaturallySpeaking(tm).

    Take a look here: http://www.dragontalk.com/

    You might want to look into this. :)

    Best Wishes,
    LowWaterMark
     
  3. TheQuest

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    Hi Again LWM (If I may (or may not) Please saves a bit of typing)

    Went to the link you gave for DNS. Thay have a new one v7.0 but at

    $299.95 it seems alot of money, And there is no trial of it that I can see

    and if I am not able to use it for my needs I am not sure what to do.

    I will email them to fine out I will let you know how I get on.

    Thanks again

    CooLTempo :cool:
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  4. LowWaterMark

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    Well, that was just an example of an available tool. It may take a little more research to find other tools, and other distribution sites that may well be much cheaper. This product and similar ones are sold at many computer stores and online web stores. (Amazon as an example may provide this and others cheaper, too.) I didn't pay anything near that price a couple years back...

    But, do look around and ask the companies some serious questions.
     
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