Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a voice input and voice output program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. This voice recognition system enables hands-free operation of personal computers and permits users to speak at their normal pace. The program also permits hands-free mouse operation using MouseGrid technology. Users can create, move, edit, and format text by voice command in virtually all Windows applications, including word processors, spreadsheets, web browsers, and more. The program integrates with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and most other Windows applications, allowing spoken text to appear immediately in a document. Select-and-Say editing permits editing by voice. Corrections can be made by voice or by keyboard, and corrections can be made immediately or delayed to a later time. The program also offers dictation playback, enabling the user to hear what he or she has written before editing. Text-to-speech capability also enables users to have their own documents or other files such as e-mail read aloud. The program supports multiple users and each user "trains" the system as it is being used; the system learns accents, dialects, and individual pronunciations automatically. The program has a 230,000-word vocabulary, with a 30,000-word plus active vocabulary. The vocabulary includes spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, usage, and context recognition information. This program also allows new words, specialized terms, and names to be automatically added in a few steps. The Vocabulary Builder searches text files, locates words used by the user, and enters spelling, pronunciation, and context recognition information. A high-quality headset microphone is included. Available editions include Home, Professional, Legal, and Medical. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or SP3), Server 2003, Server 2008, Vista or 7; 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Pentium processor; 2.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space; 1 GB RAM (Windows XP or Vista) or 2 GB RAM (Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003/2008); Sound Blaster 16 or compatible sound card; a DVD-ROM drive; and Internet Explorer 6 or higher.
Notes: Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a registered trademark and Vocabulary Builder, NaturalWord, and MouseGrid are trademarks of ScanSoft, Inc. ** Windows, Internet Explorer and Vista are registered trademarks of the Microsoft corporation. Pentium and Sound Blaster are registered trademarks. ** A patent is pending on the MouseGrid. ** The NaturallySpeaking line was formerly a product of Dragon Systems. ** Upgrade versions of these programs are available for users of earlier versions. ** Shipping and handling charges are not included in the purchase price listed.
Price: 799.99 to 99.99.
This product record was updated on April 13, 2012.
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Nuance Communications, Inc. (formerly ScanSoft, Inc.)1 Wayside Road
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
Telephone: 800-654-1187 or 781-565-5000.
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Independent Living Aids, LLCP. O. Box 9022
Hicksville, New York 11802-9022
Telephone: 800-537-2118 or 516-937-1848.
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LS&S, LLC145 River Rock Drive
Buffalo, New York 14207
Telephone: 800-468-4789 or 716-348-3500.
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EnableMart (a division of School Health Corporation)5353 South 960 East, Ste. 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117
Telephone: 888-640-1999 or 801-281-7682.
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Next Generation Technologies, Inc.20006 Cedar Valley Road, Suite 101
Lynnwood, Washington 98036-6334
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Emergent VoicesThe Emergent Voices has partnered with Nuance Communications to provide services and develop products for their Dragon speech recognition software. They currently offer one-on-one customized training services specifically for Dragon Dictate for the Mac and Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC. They also provide specialized group instruction via webinars and are currently developing an instructional DVD. The Emergent Voices is affiliated with The Emergent Institute (see separate listing).
1121 East Broadway
Missoula, Montana 59802
Telephone: 888-712-7044 or 406-777-1800.
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