Gransnet forums


Nuance Dragon

(6 Posts)
Anniebach Sun 19-Jan-14 10:52:23

Does anyone use this speak to text on their lap tops please. I find typing long replies to people who want 'look ups' or help with their family tree research is getting more difficult, hours sitting at the desk = backache

If so, which should I buy ?

Grannyknot Sun 19-Jan-14 12:26:20

annie I have a new colleague at the desk next to mine - who talks to his computer (he doesn't type). I'm still getting used to it, I forget now why he told me he needs the software - dyslexia maybe? I should have paid more attention of course but in an open plan office where we are all jammed in, I was thinking 'Yegads, how is this going to work?!' Will ask him what he uses and what it's like.

kittylester Sun 19-Jan-14 13:50:37

DS1 had something along those lines when he first came home from hospital and started doing an MA but found it difficult to remember the command to 'stop' when he had finished.

His speech wasn't so good either and it took a good while before the programme understood him. All this is 5 years ago so things will probably be much better by now and, thankfully he can type at quite a rate of knots now and his speech is fine too. smile

Anniebach Sun 19-Jan-14 17:22:05

Thank you both

Galen Sun 19-Jan-14 17:43:00

DOJ use Dragon. Once you've tamed it it's quite good I hear.

Grannyknot Sun 19-Jan-14 19:14:42

kitty how great that your son has come along so well with his speech and typing. A good measure of his improvement.