Using Computer Technology to Turn Speech into Text Dragon Naturally Speaking(1) Speech Recognition Software Margaret Springer 1
Allows you to talk to your computer and your words are transcribed onto your screen Allows you to create documents faster and more accurately than typing them Allows you hands free communication Allows you to revise documents as you go Allows you to search the Web and navigate Web pages by speaking the URLs and links Dragon Naturally Speaking (1) 2
Dragon Naturally Speaking(1) Dragon Version 10 Communication Headset 3
Communication Headset Connection Headset connects to the microphone jack on the back side of the computer, jack is colored coded pink on this computer. 4
Headset is placed on your head with the microphone positioned slightly below your mouth. 5
Enter your name 6 Open the program and begin creating a user profile.
Read the text provided speaking in a normal voice to allow microphone check. 8 Complete quality check on your microphone
9 When quality check is complete, system will indicate passed.
Enter your user name 10 Begin creating your personal user files with your voice.
Follow screen prompts to allow the computer to adjust to you voice. System sets vocabulary Read printed text to allow computer to adjust to your voice. 11
Program will congratulate you upon successful completion of setting up your profile. 12
The Dragon Bar will appear at the top of your screen You can now dictate into almost any Windows-based program Before you begin dictating, be sure to turn on your microphone, by clicking the microphone icon on the Dragon Bar As you speak the text will display in the Results box while the computer determines what you have said 13 You are now ready to begin. (2)
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