[Athen] useful AT for this student

Leyna Bencomo lbencomo at uccs.edu
Wed May 27 12:23:00 PDT 2015

When you say she uses the dragon app, has she tried using Dragon Naturally Speaking on the computer which allows for much more voice training? I find it more powerful than the app. It is time consuming to train well but would be worth the time if her voice is consistent. She could use a mobile digital recorder for dictation and then upload it to the computer when she has access.

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist, Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
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Please know that without really having much information, it is a toughy to make AT suggestions but just brainstorming here. Has she explored a headmouse with mouse emulating software, dynamic keyboard with word prediction. These options might allow her to write without a scribe. I understand that this would not serve her on the go but, when at a computer, she could compose, email, and access a computer -

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On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 8:53 PM, Jennison Asuncion <JAsuncion at dawsoncollege.qc.ca<mailto:JAsuncion at dawsoncollege.qc.ca>> wrote:

This question came to me and it is out of my realm of knowledge. Any help is appreciated in terms of AT that might be useful.

"The student has an iPhone and accessibility to any other tech she needs (we will get
whatever she needs if she doesn¹t have it). She has a permanent tracheotomy tube causing her speech to be not as strong
and clear as needed. She has tried various speech to text apps including the new dragon without
success. She is dependent on adults to write for her as her hands are malformed
making writing near impossible."

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