moderated Re: the dictation software built into Win10

Hank William Merchant

Good morning,
How does a person go about activating and when done exiting this built into Win10 dictation software and from wherre can maybe a person find a tutorial on using this dictation software with jaws? Any help I can maybe get with this would be so very much appreciated! Much thanks in advance for any possible help.
Kindest regards,

From: Dan Longmore
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: dictation software


I like the built in Speech Dictation in Windows 10.  Like the Word “Dictate” add in it is just a basic program but responds well and is pretty accurate.




From: <> On Behalf Of James Rinehart
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:46 PM
Subject: dictation software


Hello everyone,


I have a client who wishes to use some dictation software with JAWS.  We have tried the new Dictate add-in with Word and JAWS.  It works reasonably well, but seems to lack some of the “bells and whistles” like literal numbers or word and correction.  But for get thoughts on a page and going back and “cleaning up, it is a good choice.


I get very mixed reviews on Dragon Naturally speaking and JAWS.  I read everything from it works well to they don’t play nice together and it is difficult to set up.


Wondering about experiences anyone may have had trying to use Dragon with JAWS.  My person is running JAWS 2020, and Office 365 on a Windows 10 computer.  If it does work what do we have to do to make it so?  Also a question of a headset mic vs tabletop.  My client doesn’t care for headsets, but if a must have, a recommendation for a reasonably priced one.






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Was wondering if anyone has knowledge if Spark Instant Messenger is compatible with JAWS 2018?


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