My pet dragon

Because Monday is a high-traffic day for my blog and because I promised in the earlier entry here that I would be featuring articles written by yours truly about both Dragon and Kurzweil 3000, this is the first entry as promised.
 

 

I began using Dragon (amazon affiliate) products in the early 1990s. Dragon at the time was not a retail product, but it was a product that would forever change the way I communicate, write and generally preformed better as a student. I’ve come to use Dragon in my personal life as well. I however do not use it to blog often anyway — today I am. I think that is because I prefer the thought process and time it takes to type out manually my thoughts. 

 

 

an almost 15 year user.  to be an expert but I do claim to be anybody because it will change how you use your computer and I kid you not typing e-mails with the keyboard will become a rarity. It retails at Best Buy now for about $200 and if you have any fun with it you can thank me. Also, if you have any questions about the product I don’t claim virtually to deciding how I want to word things, and not actually the dictation. I recommend this to any business professional, student, stay-at-home mom, has been devoted the 10 minutes the majority of has changed my life. I decided today to prove my point that I’m far more productive with Dragon then manually because seriously folks have only been talking for about 10 minutes and look how fast I have had this type, NaturallySpeaking while I was in college. The manufacturers of Dragon say that their product is nine times faster than a manual typist. I’ve used these products before they were mainstream and can tell you wholeheartedly that Dragon were tested line of products which is a continuous speech application almost allowing for continuous speech to occur and thus allowing for a continuous flow of thought and better productivity. Manually I type between 25 and 30 words a minute from copy (without looking at my hands) by voice I’m somewhere between 90 and hundred and five words a minute. The only reason I know this, is because my typing speeds NaturallySpeaking by the Dragon has been replaced skipped completely. Dragon Dictate can be to as little as 10 minutes and the reading of a couple paragraphs, and in recent versions have been reducedI know what you’re all thinking, what is Dragon? As I said earlier I started using Dragon in the early 1990s when I bought it I had to buy it from the local university as you could not buy from a retail store. At the time the product I was using was Dragon Dictate a program which took about 3 hours to train as it needed to learn your voice. And then, at least as Dragon Dictate you had to speak each word individually leaving a pause in between in order for the software to recognize your voice. Dragon, if you are still unclear is now one of the leading voice recognition software on the market. Three-hour training sessions

 

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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7 Responses to My pet dragon

  1. Elizabeth Eberhart-Moffat says:

    I actually had a dream that you should be blogging – and keeping your writing skills exercised! This is wonderful! And not just for yourself .. but for others. What a gift! Go girl … !

  2. Adelaide Dupont says:

    Thank you.

    I had never seen such an extensive post about Dragon, apart from technology magazines and the use of it by a man named Andy Hayes, the one who really introduced me to the social model of disability as I understand it today.

    Even three hours is really quick to learn somebody’s voices. Ten minutes must have seemed like a miracle!

    Unfortunately, I’ve heard of typists and transcriptionists losing their jobs just because they were too slow. (Glenda Watson Hyatt, the left thumb blogger, comes to mind here).

  3. Anna says:

    Hello everyone,

    It is great to see so many people writing on this blog. I do not have CP but my 8 year old son does, I am going to have a chat with him about this site. We have a site at http://www.cptalk.net which is a forum for parents and carers of children with CP. It would be great if anyone wanted to put a post on the forum, getting things from different perspectives would be a great help. It was very helpful to read about Dragon, as I am quite new to all the technology that is and will be available to’H’ to help him through his daily life as he gets older.

    Anna

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