[Athen] Voice typing tool for coding?

Wink Harner foreigntype at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 09:59:12 PST 2020

I agree with Connie. The combination of software – Dragon naturally
speaking, math talk, & scientific notebook – is the best combination, and
the only one I know that works for what your student needs.

It isn’t necessary to learn Dragon naturally speaking well at all in order
to use this program successfully. It starts with training the military &
the Greek alphabet and there’s a lot of support training involved with that
package from Metroplex computing.

I have used, and trained others on the software for a number of years, and
I would be happy to help you and your student get set up or offer tips and
advice after the fact.

Thank you, Connie, for the suggestion.

Wink Harner

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 9:29 AM Mary Popish <popish at pdx.edu> wrote:

> 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

> math.


> 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


> *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

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