moderated Re: jaws working with dictation software?


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

To add to what Dean has written you can also buy a program from Brian Hartgen called J-say. J-say and J-Dictate are both voice dictation programs that allow you to have an accessible interface with Dragon when using JAWS. The difference is that J-say not only allows for voice dictation but you can also completely control your computer, such as opening programs, navigating menus and documents, etc. J-say is great for someone needing total hands-free control of the computer. J-dictate, from what I understand, is just for dictation. It's ideal for people who can control the computer with their hands but who just may want to use their voice to enter text as opposed to, or in addition to, the keyboard.

I have not used either of these programs and so I can't offer any feedback from personal experience. However, I have used his Leasey program which is, essentially, an addon to the JAWS screen reader which provides additional functionality and features not already in JAWS. If J-say and J-dictate are of equal quality to Leasey then I can only conclude they are nothing short of amazing as that is how I feel about Leasey. His software is totally dependent on JAWS. This means that if you are not running JAWS or if you're using a different screen reader his software won't function.

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David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified: 2019 WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 9/6/2019 9:27 AM, Dean Martineau wrote:

There are several options for dictation depending on how much money you can spend. I haven't tried dictation that comes with office 365, so if somebody else has, I look forward to hearing the result. It might accomplish what you want.

Outside of that, generally, one needs a dictation application, one that is able to turn voice text into print, and some ability to access that applications interface with the screen reader, mainly for making corrections. Windows comes with a free, built-in, dictation program, Windows speech recognition, and  you can also buy various versions of Dragon. Windows speech recognition is generally regarded as being inferior to Dragon.

In terms of accessing these programs with a screenreader, A program called Dictation Bridge has been written. It gives access to Windows speech recognition and Dragon,  and it is free. The development of its interface with NVDA is more advanced, but it is also said to work with jaws. http://dictationbridge.com/

If you have a version of Dragon, and want to get the best quality screen reader interface, for simple dictation, you can buy J-Dictate from Hartgen Consultancy for work with JAWS.

 

 

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Hi all,

I have lots of things in Braille that I’d like to put into word docs, pdf,  or even .txt docs.  Does anyone have any software they’d recommend?  I’d read the Braille files into the computer and save them somehow so they’d be accessible for cleaning up and saving in those document formats?

 

Has anyone tried dictating with the software that comes with office 365?  If so, how successful was it?

 

Thanks.

Judy

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