April 02, 2019

A Guide to Speech-Recognition Software

Wound waveFor people facing challenges using a keyboard and mouse or other pointing device, speech-recognition software can allow them to interact with their computers and other mobile devices. There are a variety of speech-recognition solutions to choose from. Some are stand-alone, full-feature software packages. Others are free tools built into the system software of computers and mobile devices. In the first section of this article, Phil Metcalf will give an overview of how to set up and work with the leading stand-alone speech-recognition software package: Dragon NaturallySpeaking from Nuance. In the second section of this article, Nerino J. Petro Jr. will examine the free speech-recognition tools built into the Windows and Mac operating platforms.

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