[Athen] PeopleSoft, accessibility/mobility?

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Thu Jan 8 18:50:12 PST 2009

I do not know the PeopleSoft program, but if you can copy and paste into any
field, then it will work with Dragon. You just need to use Dictation Box.
Dictation Box is a truly awesome feature in Dragon, and I find that only
power users seem to know about it. Below is a small write-up that I have
done about using Dictation Box. Hope it helps!

Dictation Box

For programs in which you have problems dictating with Dragon, you can use
the Dictation Box. The Dictation Box will work with any program that allows
you to paste text into the application (i.e., it can interact with the
Windows Clipboard). Note that the Dictation Box is for dictating; it will
not allow you to perform functions such as dragging slider bars, navigating,

The Dictation Box is not on the menu; it can only be accessed by voice using
the command "Show Dictation Box."

The following commands work in the Dictation Box: Show Dictation Box, Edit
Selection, Edit All, CTRL + a (to select all text), CTRL + c (to copy), and
CTRL + v (to paste).

* Say "Show Dictation Box" to open the Dictation Box. When you click
or say "OK," the text you dictated is pasted into the active application
wherever the cursor is located.

* Say "Edit Selection" to open the Dictation Box and copy text you
have selected in an application into the box for editing. When you click or
say "OK," the text you dictated is pasted into the active application.

* Say "Edit All" to open the Dictation Box and copy all the text in
an application into the box for editing. When you click or say "OK," the
text you dictated is pasted into the active application.

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of normajean.brand
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 12:38 PM
To: Athen at athenpro.org
Subject: [Athen] PeopleSoft, accessibility/mobility?

Dear ATHENites,

I know that you are all trying to wind down for the upcoming break - much
needed for us all - but I have a question regarding PeopleSoft. Our
counseling department has a candidate who they are highly interested in
hiring but are worried that PeopleSoft will not be accessible to this person
should they hire him/her. The question comes because this person has
extremely limited use of upper body/hands and normally uses voice-activation
to accomplish most computer related tasks. My first thought was Dragon
NaturallySpeaking. I have tried to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking with
PeopleSoft and have been unsuccessful from my trials. My second thought is
some type of Headmouse, puff/sip, onscreen keyboard or other stick device.
Have any of you had any experiences with PeopleSoft and limited mobility? If
so, what devices have you used or suggested? Thank you for your help! And,
Merry Christmas and a Better New Year!



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