[Athen] Transcription Aid for Dragon

E.A. Draffan ea at emptech.info
Thu Jan 25 01:05:44 PST 2007

To add to the collection of Dictaphones that work well - If you want an
accessible one for transcription try the Olympus DS-30 and DS-40 ( or DS-50
possibly UK only) as they have been designed with the help of the RNIB and
all have audible or voice feedback for their navigation actions - the
buttons are tactile and the screen much more readable. Very easy menu
system, download options and transcription with Dragon Naturallyspeaking 9

I have one and it really has worked well in many settings. At the moment
we reckon you benefit from using an extra directional microphone placed near
the speaker if you are recording a lecture but the UK Olympus man said they
were thinking of bringing out a separate more powerful mic for the DS-50
which has a tie-click type for the removable mic at the moment.

Best Wishes E.A.

Mrs E.A. Draffan
Assistive Technologist
Mobile: 07976 289103

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Wink Harner
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 12:38 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Transcription Aid for Dragon

Stacy et al in Athenland,

I personally use it the one with Dragon and several of our students use
similar ones for class note transcriptions. One student has used a
stand-alone speech-to-text digital recorder (panasonic, I think) which works
extremely well for his needs. There is some editing involved in both cases,
but with the new Version 9 of Dragon the headache factor has been much
reduced! Our student who uses the panasonic (it's RRUS360
model) has raved over the practicality & usability of it. You can listen to
it as an audio file and with the software installed on your PC, the recorder
hooks up via a USB connection and the transcription is pretty automatic.
Some editing would be necessary, but with a copy of the notes from class,
it's not that hard to correct.

Hope this is helpful.

Ms. Wink Harner
Disability Resources & Services
Mesa Community College

Stacy L. Smith wrote:

>Has anyone seen/heard of/used this product? Its purpose is to take

>audio files, run them through Dragon, and then provide you with

>transcription software to correct the transcript as you listen to the

>audio. It's supposed to work with Dragon to improve accuracy as you

>correct the transcript.





>I'd love to have some kind of process by which I can create transcripts

>for recorded lectures without having to type out every word (or listen

>and then speak to Dragon). This *sounds* wonderful....but sometimes

>things that sound great, aren't. I'm really interested in hearing your








>Stacy Smith

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>Kansas State University

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