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From: Joy M. Hyzny
Date: Jun 17, 2003 8:48AM


I am guessing that this individual is probably using a discrete voice
recognition program, Dragon Dictate. That was one of the first voice
recognition programs which worked well when dictating word-by-word. As
voice recognition evolved a bit, the industry went to Dragon Naturally
Speaking Pro/Preferred/Standard which is a continuous speech recognition
program. Initially L & H owned the product, but ScanSoft now owns
it. There are a few select people who have been able to get Dragon Dictate
working on XP but even that is a mystery as to why this program works in a
few select instances. As far as Dragon Naturally Speaking (current version
7), the program works well in XP. For some students with disabilities,
Dragon Dictate was a more viable solution. Nevertheless, narrow down the
exact version the student has to determine your next route. The other
responses are good and you can also try those (i.e. check amount of memory,
try a different microphone (USB) especially if using a laptop, or use a
different input device.) Many people with Parkinson's Disease will have
difficulty using a voice recognition program. If there is anyway of using
a keyboard, reduce the reach necessary to access the keys. Let me know if
I can be of further assistance.

Hope this helps.

Joy Hyzny
Office of Disability Services
University of Illinois at Chicago
(312) 413-0886


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> Re: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with [ Steven Splinter
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> RE: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with [ Kathy Cercone
> <kcercone@optonline.n ]
> urgent [ "usman musa" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > ]
>Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 12:34:47 -0500
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>Hello Everyone,
>
>I have a student with Parkinson's who sometimes has trouble typing in his
>distance learning classes. He uses Dragon
>speech and Voice pad but says that both are incompatible with winXP. Does
>anyone have a suggestion for what might work in this case?
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>Becky Copper
>ADA Coordinator
>Walden University
>155 5th Ave. S.
>Minneapolis, MN 55401
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>trouble typing in &nbsp;his distance learning classes. &nbsp;He uses Dragon
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><br><font size=2><tt>speech and Voice pad but says that both are incompatible
>with winXP. Does anyone have a suggestion for what might work in this
>case?</tt></font>
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><br><font size=2><tt>Thanks,</tt></font>
><br>
><br>
><br><font size=2><tt>Becky Copper</tt></font>
><br><font size=2><tt>ADA Coordinator</tt></font>
><br><font size=2><tt>Walden University</tt></font>
><br><font size=2><tt>155 5th Ave. S.</tt></font>
><br><font size=2><tt>Minneapolis, MN 55401</tt></font>
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>Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 13:39:15 -0400
>From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>Subject: RE: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with winXP
>Message-ID:
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>Hi:
>
>I just went to http://www.lhsl.com/ <http://www.lhsl.com/>; , Scansoft's
>Corporate website (developers of Dragon Naturally Speeking) and according to
>their product details, XP is supported. Maybe your student's current version
>is not but if you are going to purchase something, consider upgrading. The
>only other similar product I was familiar with was Lernout and Hauspie but
>they have gone bankrupt.
>
>Jules
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
>Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 1:35 PM
>To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>Subject: Fw: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with winXP
>
>
>
>Hello Everyone,
>
>I have a student with Parkinson's who sometimes has trouble typing in his
>distance learning classes. He uses Dragon
>speech and Voice pad but says that both are incompatible with winXP. Does
>anyone have a suggestion for what might work in this case?
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>Becky Copper
>ADA Coordinator
>Walden University
>155 5th Ave. S.
>Minneapolis, MN 55401
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>----
>To subscribe, unsubscribe, or view list archives,
>visit http://www.webaim.org/discussion/
>Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 14:03:27 -0400
>From: Steven Splinter < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>Subject: Re: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with winXP
>Message-id: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Reply-To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
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>Hey, how are you? Are you doing ok?
>
>On Monday, June 16, 2003, at 01:39 PM, <EMAIL REMOVED>
>wrote:
>
> > Hi:
> >
> > I just went to http://www.lhsl.com/ <http://www.lhsl.com/>; , Scansoft's
> > Corporate website (developers of Dragon Naturally Speeking) and
> > according to
> > their product details, XP is supported. Maybe your student's current
> > version
> > is not but if you are going to purchase something, consider upgrading.
> > The
> > only other similar product I was familiar with was Lernout and Hauspie
> > but
> > they have gone bankrupt.
> >
> > Jules
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> > Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 1:35 PM
> > To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > Subject: Fw: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with winXP
> >
> >
> >
> > Hello Everyone,
> >
> > I have a student with Parkinson's who sometimes has trouble typing in
> > his
> > distance learning classes. He uses Dragon
> > speech and Voice pad but says that both are incompatible with winXP.
> > Does
> > anyone have a suggestion for what might work in this case?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> > Becky Copper
> > ADA Coordinator
> > Walden University
> > 155 5th Ave. S.
> > Minneapolis, MN 55401
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----
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> > visit http://www.webaim.org/discussion/
> >
> >
>-Steven Splinter
>CITS-Internet Development
>UMass Dartmouth
>http://www.umassd.edu/
>Phone: 508.910-6483
>Email: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>AIM: sevenjades
>
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>Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 14:09:15 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
>From: "Jeff Finlay" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>Subject: RE: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with winXP
>Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.53.0306161406380.740@UMUC-23903>
>Reply-To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
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> > I have a student with Parkinson's who sometimes has trouble typing in his
> > distance learning classes. He uses Dragon
> > speech and Voice pad but says that both are incompatible with winXP. Does
> > anyone have a suggestion for what might work in this case?
>
>Can it possibly be that his computer doesn't have enough RAM? The voice
>recognition programs use a lot of RAM so the more you have the better.
>Getting more RAM is not expensive either.
>
>Jeff
>
>
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>Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 14:10:58 -0400
>From: Kathy Cercone < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>Subject: RE: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with winXP
>Message-id:
>
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>Hello Becky,
>
>Here is a link of more information with many different input devices:
>
>http://snow.utoronto.ca/technology/products/voice-recognition.html
>
>
>
>parkinsons may also present voice recognition problems since speech can
>be involved.
>
>
>
>Here is something that makes the keyboard bigger:
>http://www.fentek-ind.com/bigkey.htm
>
>
>
>Then Windows XP also has some accessibility features built in such as
>sticky keys
>
>There are also word prediction programs that may also help
>
>
>
>Parkinsons causes tremors of the hands which will interfere with how
>they type or use the mouse. Their control decreases over time and
>eventually speech may be impaired. Thus you need something larger and
>easier to manage such as larger keyboard or keys that are slower to
>respond than the normal typing speed.
>
>
>
>Good luck!
>
>
>
>Kathy Cercone MS, PT
>
>Housatonic Community College
>
>Bridgeport, Ct. 06604
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
>Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 1:35 PM
>To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>Subject: Fw: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with winXP
>
>
>
>
>Hello Everyone,
>
>I have a student with Parkinson's who sometimes has trouble typing in
>his distance learning classes. He uses Dragon
>speech and Voice pad but says that both are incompatible with winXP.
>Does anyone have a suggestion for what might work in this case?
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>Becky Copper
>ADA Coordinator
>Walden University
>155 5th Ave. S.
>Minneapolis, MN 55401
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>--Boundary_(ID_hZ5NQB8i9S/Vib6Xq87rkw)
>Content-type: text/html; charset=US-ASCII
>Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT
>
>Hello Becky,
>
>Here is a link of more information with many different input devices:
>
><http://snow.utoronto.ca/technology/products/voice-recognition.html>;http://snow.utoronto.ca/technology/products/voice-recognition.html
>
>
>
>parkinsons may also present voice recognition problems since speech can be
>involved.
>
>
>
>Here is something that makes the keyboard bigger:
><http://www.fentek-ind.com/bigkey.htm>;http://www.fentek-ind.com/bigkey.htm
>
>
>
>Then Windows XP also has some accessibility features built in such as
>sticky keys
>
>There are also word prediction programs that may also help
>
>
>
>Parkinsons causes tremors of the hands which will interfere with how they
>type or use the mouse. Their control decreases over time and eventually
>speech may be impaired. Thus you need something larger and easier to
>manage such as larger keyboard or keys that are slower to respond than the
>normal typing speed.
>
>
>
>Good luck!
>
>
>
>Kathy Cercone MS, PT
>
>Housatonic Community College
>
>Bridgeport, Ct. 06604
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
>Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 1:35 PM
>To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>Subject: Fw: Dragon Speech and Voice pas with winXP
>
>
>
>
>Hello Everyone,
>
>I have a student with Parkinson's who sometimes has trouble typing in his
>distance learning classes. He uses Dragon
>speech and Voice pad but says that both are incompatible with winXP. Does
>anyone have a suggestion for what might work in this case?
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>Becky Copper
>ADA Coordinator
>Walden University
>155 5th Ave. S.
>Minneapolis, MN 55401
>
>
>
>
>
>
>--Boundary_(ID_hZ5NQB8i9S/Vib6Xq87rkw)--
>
>
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>Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 10:59:24 -0700
>From: "usman musa" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>Subject: urgent
>Message-Id: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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>BRANCH MANAGER,
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>
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>
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>
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