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Speech recognition software

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Voice recognition programs enable the user to enter text and, in some cases, carry out common computer tasks simply by speaking into a microphone – that is, without having to use a keyboard or a mouse. In case of text entry, the computer analyses the user's voice, tries to recognize the words, and »types« them instead of the user as he or she speaks

A microphone is used to capture the speech. A USB microphone is recommended to increase accuracy. The accuracy rate is high in optimal conditions. Background noise can cause the software to make mistakes and the accuracy can drop down to 50%. The software is suitable for people with learning difficulties that find writing difficult and people with mobility disabilities that stop them from writing. There is one main commercially available package called Dragon Naturally Speaking

Cost

Around €200