[Athen] RE: Speech to Text Program for Netbook/iPad

Nettie Fischer nettiet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 15:06:44 PDT 2012

H Wink,

If you use the iphone as your mic, would you need to be concerned about the
cost of "time?" I would imagine that this would run into a pretty
expensive task.
Have you given any thought and/or experienced the use of Dragon with an
ultrabook or the macbook air? This would give the user a full accessible
computer. The ultrabooks and the macbook air (11" screen) are about equal
in cost factors and are lightweight -


On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Wink Harner <wink.harner at mesacc.edu> wrote:

> Liza et al,


> Here is a link to the specs required for either an iPad using Dragon for

> Apple, or using Dragon on a netbook. I believe that both the processing

> chip

> & the hard drive have to be modified for netbook to work properly for the

> Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech engine to work well. The netbook does have

> a

> built-in speech to text capacity, but IMHO, it is neither sufficient or

> efficient.



> http://www.geardiary.com/2009/11/12/using-dragon-naturallyspeaking-on-a-netb

> ook/<http://www.geardiary.com/2009/11/12/using-dragon-naturallyspeaking-on-a-netbook/>


> It is my humble opinion in this case I believe that Dragon would work

> better

> on the Apple as the speech engine & internal sound card is more

> sophisticated in the Apple than it is in a netbook. Also with the iPad, one

> can download a free Bluetooth app and use an iPhone as a Bluetooth mic for

> the iPad. Pretty slick!


> I am a Dragon guru. You can contact me off-line if you need more help.


> Wink


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> -----Original Message-----

> From: Disabled Student Services in Higher Education

> [mailto:DSSHE-L at LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU] On Behalf Of Liza Gellerstedt

> Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 2:23 PM


> Subject: Speech to Text Program for Netbook/iPad


> Hello everyone -




> I am working with a student who needs a speech to text program that can fit

> on her Netbook - she has very limited use of her wrists and is not able to

> carry around a full-sized laptop and needs typing assistance. We have

> looked

> at all of the versions of Dragon, but they use too much RAM and memory.

> Have

> you all had any students using speech to text on Netbooks or even iPads

> that

> have been successful? Thanks for any and all suggestions!




> Liza




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