[Athen] Voice typing tool for coding?

Hackett, Connie cmhackett at stcc.edu
Fri Jan 3 10:04:22 PST 2020

You're welcome. I forgot all about the Scientific Notebook software. That
was a good suggestion on your part.

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 1:01 PM Wink Harner <foreigntype at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mary,

> 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

>> URL: http://www.pdx.edu/drc

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Connie Hackett
Assistive Technology Specialist
Springfield Technical Community College
cmhackett at stcc.edu

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