[Athen] Voice typing tool for coding?

Mary Popish popish at pdx.edu
Fri Jan 3 09:27:39 PST 2020

Hi all,

I'm working with a student who has limited use of their hands, and who is
taking advanced mathematics and computer science courses. The student uses
voice typing (built-in software on his Windows laptop, not Dragon) for
non-math tasks, and we are looking for a good voice typing tool that can
handle complex math symbols for coding.

Specifically, they'll need to be able to type summation and product
operators (upper case sigma and pi symbols) and indexes. We've looked into
Dragon and built-in speech recognition tools, but I'm still looking for
recommendations for platforms that do voice coding and voice typing for

We started with EquatIO, but the speech recognition features can't produce
the math symbols that the student needs. (We were on the phone with them,
though, so hopefully that will come in the future!)

The student is a Windows user, but I'd be open to hearing suggestions for
Mac OS as well. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!


*Mary Popish*
Adaptive Technology Specialist & Alternate Formats Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
Portland State University

Phone: (503) 725-9119
Fax: (503) 725-4103
Email: drc at pdx.edu
URL: http://www.pdx.edu/drc
Pronouns: she / her / hers
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