[Athen] Dragon Dictate & Programming

Nind, Rich M R.M.Nind at shu.ac.uk
Thu Dec 8 10:56:12 PST 2011

I can't see why Dragon couldn't be used for coding - you could use Macros to do parentheses, function statements etc. You could add to the lexicon the most common programming functions/declarations that needed to be called from the APIs, and use spell mode to dictate unknown ones (then do train word to add to lexicon).

If the chosen code editor isn't accessible, then Dragon Pro could be used to do mouse imitating macros to quicken things up. I've been out of programming for a long time now, but as far as I remember most coding progs were just souped up text editors. Drawing controls in something like Visual Studio would be more tricky, albeit not impossible..


Rich Nind
Technical Advisor
Disabled Student Support Team
Sheffield Hallam University
(0114) 2255311
r.m.nind at shu.ac.uk

From: athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Ed. Rosenthal
Sent: 08 December 2011 14:52
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network'
Subject: RE: [Athen] Dragon Dictate & Programming

Dave- to clarify...is this user using Dragon NaturallySpeaking (PC version) or Dragon Dictate for Mac?

We've got extensive experience in the field of using speech rec in the coding endeavor, but my reply will be impacted by the above question/answer.-ed.

Yours sincerely,

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From: athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Dave M. Thomas
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 2:40 PM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] Dragon Dictate & Programming

Good afternoon!

I just met with a student who wants to explore using Dragon Dictate to compensate for partial paralysis. He is studying computer programming and gaming (video game creation). He told me that by and large the languages used are Mac MSP, Java, and C.

Will it be feasible to use Dragon Dictate to do such programming? Will it be so challenging that he will succumb to frustration? Does anybody know of individuals using Dragon Dictate for similar work?

Thank you very much in advance for any thoughts.

Happy holidays to one and all!


Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas, Assistive Technology Specialist
University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2269
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E-mail: dave.m.thomas at du.edu<mailto:dave.m.thomas at du.edu>

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