[Athen] Dragon Preferred - Outlook and PowerPoint

E.A. Draffan ea at emptech.info
Tue Dec 16 03:48:34 PST 2008

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred can be used with any text window and even
its own Dragon Pad, so works with edit mode in PowerPoint and Outlook.
However, you need to be able to use the mouse more compared to Dragon
Professional and it does not have all the voice commands or "natural
language controls" and macros offered by the latter. So I feel total hands
free and sometimes certain types of correction are not really options when
using Preferred.

Best wishes E.A.

Mrs E.A. Draffan
Learning Societies Lab,
ECS, University of Southampton,
Tel +44 (0)23 8059 7246

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of nettiet at frontiernet.net
Sent: 16 December 2008 03:46
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Dragon Preferred - Outlook and PowerPoint

Have you looked at SpringDoo - It goes by another name now but it is free
email service with video and/or audio composition platform and, it is FREE.
If you are looking at being able to send audo emails rather than dictating
to get text, this might be an option. I used it quite a while back but I
beleive it is still available. Beats the heck out of $700.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dawn Hunziker" <hunziker at email.arizona.edu>
To: "ATHEN" <athen at athenpro.org>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 12:55:01 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [Athen] Dragon Preferred - Outlook and PowerPoint

Hi all,

I was double checking the requirements / specifics for Dragon
NaturallySpeaking today and I noticed that Preferred version now states
that it will not work with Powerpoint and Outlook. Have any of you
found this to be true? For email, are there other email programs that
would work out ok with Dragon?

Here is the page that provides the comparison of products:

I just didn't want to pay out $700 - $800 for the Professional version
just for access to one email program but if that's what's needed, that's
what we'll do.....

Thanks for your expertise!


Dawn Hunziker
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center

Web Page: http://drc.arizona.edu
hunziker at email.arizona.edu

Mailing Address:
Disability Resouce Center
1224 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721

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