Exploring A New Technology To Me

First for those of you that read my last post and wondered how I liked the movie soul surfer. It lived up to that which I thought was hype, it truly is a fantastic inspirational movie, one thought that kept coming to mind was “wow the upper body one must have to get up on a surfer board with only the use of one arm” anyway, I highly recommend if you haven’t it is a must see movie.

This post is actually a follow-up to the post I wrote called Thanks to the technology giants after watching Max find his voice thanks to the Ipad

I have started to look at this technology as one of things to be added to my technology wishlist.  It should be noted that I am pretty much a die-hard PC user, this I think because up until only a few short years ago Dragon Naturally Speaking wasn’t being produced at all for the Mac.  I remember many hours spent in the early days of using dragon at school trying to conform a Mac to run a PC only program, thus the frustration you can imagine. (this to my knowledge must have been before one could overlay windows on a mac) I see the Ipad as not a replacement for the PC in my life but as more of a creative outlet of sorts.  whats your experience I am undecided if I would get one? (I own an Ipod touch)

 

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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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3 Responses to Exploring A New Technology To Me

  1. Adelaide Dupont says:

    Hi Laura!

    Didn’t the Mac have its own proprietary and open-source voice/speech system?

    (And for many years, it’s been easy to overlay Windows on a Mac – probably not Dragon [but JAWS might have done]. It’s only in the last five years that all Macs have had Intel processors).

    Try Siri. Lots of enthusiastic responses. Siri is the voice recognition and acting programme on iTouches, iPods and of course on the iPad 2.

    Every week I hear of some amazing and helpful apps.

    IT WORLD Canada might have a few pointers, especially in terms of creativity and productivity:

    IT World Canada

    Getting on task writing

    Chatting with Siri

    Glad you enjoyed Soul Surfer.

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