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Accessibility

 

 

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  Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act: 

 

 

What accessibility means to the people most directly affected – they can use the web more easily than before!

  • 500 million worldwide, 7-10% of population, are persons with disabilities.
  • 54 million in US, 20% of the population, are persons with disabilities.
  • Additional temporary disabilities are not accounted for in these numbers.

Section 508 addresses accessibility for people who have:

  • Visual disabilities
  • Hearing disabilities
  • Motor disabilities
  • Speech disabilities

 

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Speech Recognition Software benefits the deaf, mobility impaired or the multi-tasked efficient individual by creating documents, accessing data, or simply navigating the computer desktop hands-free. See voice recognition technology wikipedia profile here
   
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Continuous Speech Recognition

   

Mobility Impaired

This speech recognition process involves speaking at the same pace as most of your conversations and your spoken words are transcribed immediately onto your computer screen. Most of us can type 40-60 words per minute, but very good speech recognition applications can accurately turn 160-200 words per minute into text on your computer. See Dragon Naturally Speaking wikipedia profile here
 
  • Speak rather than type.

  • Spell correctly every time.

  • Enter text and data without using your hands.

  • Reduce repetitive keyboard and mouse motions.

  • Compute totally hands-free.

   
Don’t be a Crash Test Dummy
   
Our experience with voice recognition software clearly establishes a tried-and-true rule – get the best voice recognition software you can afford. The more expensive the voice recognition software the better it is in many ways. The very best voice recognition software will not only save you hours of frustration, but allow you to achieve the goal of hands-free usage with very few limitations. It is a fact that Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional version can achieve a 97-99% accuracy rating with adequate training. But this highly accurate voice recognition software also comes with a stringent minimum computer requirement that allows the software to perform properly. Of course Dragon Naturally speaking offers several versions, including specialized medical or law office application with complete lexicons of industry words and phrases, as well as document layout, formatting and footnotes etc for legal briefs etc. The affordable standard version of Dragon Naturally Speaking offers very good general application, but isn’t programmable, not usable on a data network environment for multiple user profiles or able to substitute word commands, like the Professional version.

Don't be a crash test dummy

   
 

Don’t get setup by someone inexperienced. We can help !

   
Unfortunately, there is no shortcut one can take to get around the minimum computer performance hardware requirements of Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional version, as the results will at a minimum frustrate the user with an unacceptable lag time dictating words, as well as providing a word recognition accuracy so poor that the voice recognition software value will be almost absent as a useful adaptability tool. Some computers require upgrades to be compatible with Dragon Naturally Speaking.
   
   
Recommended Specification:
   

 

CPU: Intel® Pentium4® / 2.4 GHz (1.6 GHz dual core) or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors will yield faster performance (SSE2 instruction set required). 

1 GB RAM

Free hard disk space: 2.5 GB

L2 Cache: 1 MB

 

Not applicable for Apple computers !


 

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Minimum Requirements 

CPU: Intel® Pentium4® or later or AMD Athlon 64, 1 GHz or later. Faster processors will yield faster performance (SSE2 instruction set required).

512 MB RAM or 1 GB RAM for Windows Vista™

Free hard disk space: 2.5 GB

L2 Cache: 512 KB

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows Server 2000

Windows Server 2003

Windows XP, SP2 or higher, Home and Professional

Windows 2000, SP4 or higher

Windows Vista™ or Windows Vista™ SP1, 32-bit

Citrix® MetaFrame Presentation Server 4.0 or 4.5

DVD-ROM drive (required for installation)

Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6 or higher (free download available at www.microsoft.com)

Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included)

For Bluetooth® wireless microphone support, please visit http://support.nuance.com/compatibility/

A web connection is required for activation

 

   

Nuance Products

 
 
Nuance, maker of Dragon Naturally Speaking is the leading supplier of speech and imaging solutions that are used to automate a wide range of manual processes in many industries by increasing productivity, reducing costs & improving customer service. Our solutions to your automation or adaptability requirements are designed to leverage your voice recognition software investment by providing affordable applications tailored to your specific needs.
 
 

 

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Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 or 10 Professional supports basically any application or web page with a text input field. You can use the pro version in the entire Office suite as well as IE, Mozilla and Thunderbird. You can voice control virtually any application on your computer.
   

We can help !

   
One of the outstanding features of using Dragon Natural Speaking is how easy it is. If at any point you need help figuring out how to do something you can simply say “give me help” or “what can I say” and interactive help applications will launch to assist me. You can also use simple commands inside office applications like “select that” or “bold that“.
 
 

 


 

Wireless Support  

 


 
Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 Professional also supports some Bluetooth headsets so you can get up and move as you work, without having to stop typing. Many headsets are supported in both wireless and wired versions. Dragon also ships with a good quality headset and microphone so you are ready to go right out of the box.

 

Open Voice Technology

   
Nuance Accessibility Suite for Handsets
  The world’s most complete mobile accessibility solution, the Nuance Accessibility Suite for Handsets, enables users with various accessibility needs to access on-screen content so they can take full advantage of the available applications and data. 

New! Nuance TALKS™ Version 3.0

Screen reader that converts the displayed text on the mobile handset into highly intelligible speech.

New! Nuance ZOOMS™

Full screen magnification for low vision mobile users.

Nuance also offers the Nuance Accessibility Suite, a set of mobile handset products that provides handset users with direct access to on-screen content so they can take advantage of mobile data, whether through verbal feedback, visual enhancement, or Braille-keyboard support.