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deborah ([personal profile] deborah) wrote2016-01-25 07:22 pm


New project DictationBridge will make screen readers play nicely with dictation software: speech-to-text working well with text-to-speech! So excited about this. The first revision will be NVDA and Windows Speech Recognition, followed by Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and eventually other screen readers.

It's being billed as for blind and VI people with RSI, but as a sighted RSI accessibility programmer I am going to love this. Also since I have a cordless headset I might become a person who full-on computes while cooking.
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[personal profile] jazzyjj 2016-01-26 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
I read about this in a recent issue of "Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday," and it sounds exciting indeed. I'll admit I have not used dictation much, either on Windows or Mac. However, when I was using System Access--Serotek's screen reader--there was a built-in dictation feature which I used on occasion and it worked quite well.
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2016-02-28 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Hot shot blind programmers are delightful engines of change.
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[personal profile] synecdochic 2016-01-26 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
If you wind up coding while cooking I am going to laugh and laugh.
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[personal profile] synecdochic 2016-02-04 04:43 am (UTC)(link)

Although if you cook anything like the way I cook, you'll have to teach Dragon to ignore 'fuck' et al. :)

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[personal profile] sanguinity 2016-01-27 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, that sounds marvelous. And I want to hear all your computing-while-cooking adventures!
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2016-02-28 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
There's a dogfooding joke in here somewhere but my glasses are fuzzy.