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April 27th – Myths, Legends, and Facts About Speech Recognition Software: A Demonstration and Discussion of Dragon Dictate

Speech recognition software converts spoken words to text and has been increasingly used in educational settings by students with varied needs and preferences. But what makes speech recognition a good match for a student? What are the situations and conditions under which students experience the most success? Join us as Ryan DeLone of Nuance Communications (http://www.nuance.com/) demonstrates, discusses, and answers questions about Dragon Speech Recognition.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 27th, at 3:15 PM. To register, click on the Webcasts tab at the top of this page and navigate to the calendar. This webinar will be recorded and archived.

 

  1. kim perron
    April 22nd, 2011 at 07:46 | #1

    I would like to register for the dragon webnar

  2. April 24th, 2011 at 18:16 | #2

    Please register me for this webcast. jane

  3. Cynthia Curry
    April 24th, 2011 at 21:54 | #3

    @kim perron
    Hi Kim,
    Glad to know you’d like to join the webinar! To do so, please click on the Webcasts tab that appears in the list of tabs above the webinar announcement (or go to http://maine121.org/webcasts-2/). Scroll down to the list of webinars for April and click on the “3:15” link for April 27. This will take you to the registration form.
    Looking forward to seeing you at the webinar,
    Cynthia

  4. Cynthia Curry
    April 24th, 2011 at 21:57 | #4

    @Jane Bakke
    Hi Jane,
    Thanks for letting us know that you’d like to register. It should be very informative! Please register by clicking the Webcasts tab that appears in the list of tabs above the webinar announcement (or go to http://maine121.org/webcasts-2/). Scroll down to the list of webinars for April and click on the “3:15” link for April 27. This will take you to the registration form. Please let me know if you have additional questions.
    See you Wednesday afternoon,
    Cynthia

  5. April 25th, 2011 at 06:24 | #5

    Looking forward to hearing who is the appropriate population for this type of software. It has been brought up by a few of the families that I work with.

  6. Cynthia Curry
    April 25th, 2011 at 08:39 | #6

    Tara,
    It will be helpful to have specific questions and to draw from others’ experiences. Please don’t hesitate to contribute during the webinar.

  7. Geraldine Gross
    April 26th, 2011 at 21:50 | #7

    I’ve registered for the webinar, but wanted to ask a question beforehand. Perhaps the presenter could plan to address this question in his talk. The question: Can Dragon Talk learn the speech patterns of someone with a moderate-to-severe articulation impairment. I work with a bright ninth-grade student with Cerebral Palsy that affects his articulation and his fine motor skills. He has difficulty writing/typing papers, and it seems that his written language abilities are being stunted by his physical limitations. He really does not get practice putting into writing the ideas, opinions, and insights that he is capable of. I have been told by a few people that there is software ‘out there’ that has a person read specific text and the software then learns his speech patterns. Is Dragon Talk one of them? If not, do you know of any programs that have this capability? And if there aren’t any to your knowledge, could you please develop one? PLEASE! Thank you for answering this question.

    • Cynthia Curry
      April 26th, 2011 at 22:05 | #8

      Hi Geraldine,
      This is an excellent question to bring to the webinar. I do believe that what has been described to you as “software out there…” is speech recognition, such as Dragon Dictate. The most effective way to determine if it is a good match for your student is to try it with him. Our presenter can let us know if the product can be trialled prior to purchase. If speech recognition is not a solution for this student, there are other options, such as alternative input devices that replace the standard keyboard and mouse. Are you familiar with devices known as “switches?”

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