[Athen] Mac: Speech-to-text and non-manual mouse control
hascherdss at gmail.com
Wed May 2 11:47:54 PDT 2018
Thanks, Wink! Your thoughts and ideas are always appreciated! He has
already been using Dragon and imported quite a bit of his vocabulary.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of "manual" entries (i.e. not strings) that
have to be made - especially in the coding.
Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Center for Educational Access
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 12:29 PM, Wink Harner <foreigntype at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm going to reinforce one of my suggestions about importing vocabulary
> into DNS. It doesn't matter which OS you use. If there are repeated code
> strings or commands, specialized vocabulary specific to a topic can be
> imported to DNS and trained. Dragon can mine the hard drive for vocabulary,
> it can extract vocabulary from imported or stored documents, from text
> copied and saved from web pages, and more. If I can teach Dragon to dictate
> chemistry or Braille code, I would claim with some degree of authority that
> it can be trained to recognize LaTeX.
> On a side note, as good as DNS is and as far as Apple & Nuance have worked
> on improving this app for the IDevices, the harsh reality is that the math
> & science dictation works better, at a more refined and sophisticated level
> in Windows than it does (yet) in the iOS. There is no version of Math Talk
> & scientific notebook package for the iOS yet.
> Is it possible for your student to run Windows on his Mac? My thought is
> that he might be able to set up a partitioned drive, do the dictation in
> the Windows OS with the math talk + scientific notebook + DNS and use his
> iOS for everything else he needs to do.
> Just a few extra thoughts for consideration.
> On Wed, May 2, 2018, 7:05 AM Heidi Scher <hascherdss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Since I'm not at all a Mac user, I'm reaching out to beg for you to share
>> some of your collective knowledge. Have a student whose is losing
>> manual dexterity. He is working on dual doctoral degrees (physics &
>> mathematics). As such, he works a lot with LaTeX and some other coding
>> software. He has been using Dragon, but is finding it cumbersome.
>> He has investigated VoiceCode software which works along with Dragon as
>> well as the SmartNav software and hardware.
>> If anyone has used these, would you share your experience? Are there
>> other suggestions we should investigate?
>> Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
>> Associate Director
>> Center for Educational Access
>> University of Arkansas
>> ARKU 209
>> Fayetteville, AR 72701
>> 479.575.7445 fax
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