Dragon Naturally Speaking is a speech to text program for students who need assistance with typing papers or completing work for class. It is helpful for students who have limited physical mobility, students who have Dyslexia or a learning disability, and students who are slower at typing or processing.
Dragon Naturally Speaking Home speech recognition software lets you interact with your PC just by talking! It understands what you say and how you say it. Speak words and they appear on the screen — three times faster than typing. Tell your PC what to do and it does it. Use your favorite applications to create documents and email, surf the Web, update Facebook, and more. Dragon Home is so fast, easy and fun; you’ll wonder how you managed without it!
Dragon 12 Premium Student/Teacher enables students with certain learning disabilities, especially those with language-based challenges like dyslexia and working memory issues, to capture their thoughts as text with greater ease and confidence. Dragon takes the focus off the mechanics of composition, such as spelling and sentence structure, thereby allowing students to transfer ideas into written words at the speed of thought — just by talking.
Dragon 12 Premium Student/Teacher is an ideal accessibility solution for students with physical challenges, especially those who do not have use of their hands for keyboarding. It provides greater independence, eliminates or reduces the need for a dictation buddy, and helps these students better keep pace with their peers. Dragon is also great for relieving or preventing repetitive stress injuries like tendinitis or carpel tunnel syndrome, which make keyboarding painful, if not impossible.
Say words and watch them appear on your computer screen — three times faster than typing — with up to 99% recognition accuracy right out of the box. Correcting or revising your dictated text is fast and simple, too. Natural-sounding Text-to-Speech reads editable text for easy proofing or multi-tasking. Dragon adapts to your voice and the words you use to deliver better recognition results over time. You can even personalize Dragon with your own custom vocabulary of acronyms, proper names and other unique phrases that you frequently use. Dragon can even adapt its format rules by detecting your format corrections – abbreviations, numbers, and more — so your dictated text looks the way you want it to every time.
Thanks to the new interactive tutorial’s simulations, you can learn and practice good dictation, correction and editing habits so that you can create text efficiently within just a few minutes. The Dragon Help system contains a Tip of the Day window and other easy ways for you to quickly learn what interests you. The Dragon Sidebar puts important voice commands and tips in one convenient desktop location. And on-screen help means information is always available when you need it.
Use Dragon 12 Premium Student/Teacher with virtually any Windows application. Dictate documents in Microsoft® Word, OpenOffice ™ Writer, or Corel® WordPerfect®, work with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel®, create presentation text in Microsoft PowerPoint®, manage email in Microsoft Outlook®, search the Web using Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox® or Google Chrome™, post to Facebook or Twitter, and more — all by voice. Dragon 12 Premium even enhances the experience of using your voice with two of the most popular web-based email applications — Gmail and Hotmail — offering Full Text Control and commands for the most frequent actions in Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 10 or higher, and Google Chrome 16 or higher.
Dragon Voice Shortcuts™ collapse common multi-step tasks into direct voice commands you can use at any time, no matter which applications are currently active. For example, say: “Send email to John Smith and Raphael Sanchez” or “Search maps for financial advisors in Boston, Massachusetts” or “search Google for 127 divided by 12” and Dragon makes it happen. You can also say “open top site for Facebook” and Dragon automatically opens the top-ranked page for these keywords. You can even use voice commands to create emails, schedule tasks and appointments, and search your computer faster than ever before.
Say goodbye to repetitive stress injuries. Use your PC in a comfortable, ergonomic way without being tied to your keyboard and mouse. Open applications or folders, select menu items, click or move the mouse, press keys, switch from one window to another and more using simple voice commands. Use your Apple® iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch (4th gen) or your Android device as a wireless microphone over Wi-Fi for optimal convenience. Wide-band Bluetooth support delivers outstanding wireless performance with no training required.
A free Dragon Recorder app lets you to record high-quality audio files using your existing Apple® iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad® (4th gen). For more advanced recording functionality, dictate notes into a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder from anywhere, at any time. Dragon will transcribe the audio files into text when you return to your PC. These mobile recording capabilities enable you to capture thoughts while they’re still fresh in your mind to produce detailed, high quality reports, papers, presentations, class notes, and more.