dyslexia a2 z – Voice Recognised Software VRS


Voice Recognition Software (VRS) or Speech Recognition (SR)

Technology in the hands of businessmenDuring the last few years, speech recognition software has come a very long way, for instance, ‘Dragon Naturally Preferred‘ is rated independently to be 99% accurate and is so easy to use, you’ll wish you changed years ago.

This software works by you ‘talking’ to your computer. As you talk, the words are written on the computer screen – and they are spelt correctly. This type of software helps to improve spelling because the student always sees the correctly spelled words. The computer types up exactly what you say. (The golden rule is to speak slowly when recording your own voice, stressing ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘and’, etc., but please do not speak like a robot, because when you start doing your essay’s etc., the machine will not recognise your voice.)

Office XP now has voice recognition software built-in. However, if a student has dyslexia or dysgraphia, in my opinion they would find it easier to use separate voice recognition software, such as the one below (or similar).


Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 (Home Edition)

nuanceThis easy to use speech solution allows you to create, edit and revise documents without using a keyboard. This software is one of my favourites and in my opinion, is one of the best on the market for dyslexic students. Price approximately £60.

Have a look and see what one parent said about their child, the first time he used it. I think it is the best money you will spend for your child, (or even for yourself of course) but you will have to help them for the first couple of times, that’s all. I’m sure it will convince you how easy it is. See more

If you go on google you will find literally hundreds of reviews available, for this software. However, there are a few others available, which I will be putting on here shortly.


However, there are a few other Voice Recognition Software available, which I will be putting on here shortly.
Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused.


There is a lot more information in my book, ‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – An Essential Guide’. Fantastic independent book reviews, available from: Need2Know.


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