[Athen] Dragon with Windows 7

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Fri Feb 18 12:32:38 PST 2011

> yes, I am using a usb microphone.
> its a logitech usb bluetooth

Do you have the option of using a wired USB microphone to test if it
could be the microphone?

Something we encountered with moving from DNS 10 to DNS 11 - we had DNS
10 with regular USB mics that used the computer's sound card and had
good success with the speech recognition. When we moved to DNS 11,
those same microphones did not perform as well and so I tried an Andrea
USB microphone with integrated sound card (model NC-181VM USB). After
making the switch to the Andrea USB mic, we have had no issues with the
microphone and DNS seemed to function much more reliably.

If you have the opportunity, you may try using a wired USB mic to see if
that has an impact on DNS.

You can always check the Dragon hardware compatibility chart to see how
many "dragons" a mic scores (more "dragons" being better). The
compatibility chart is available at:

Take care,

Sean Keegan, M.S.
Associate Director, Assistive Technology
Office of Accessible Education - Stanford University

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