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Speech Recognition

Speech recognition software allows users to control their computers with their voice rather than, or in addition to, a mouse or keyboard. They can dictate and edit emails, documents, etc., and state verbal commands.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software is available for PC and Mac. The software continues to improve and adapt as it becomes familiar with the user’s voice. A companion app, Dragon Anywhere, allows Dragon NaturallySpeaking to function on iOS and Android. The software allows the user to build a customized dictionary for often-used words and phrases, as well as to create shortcuts for frequent commands.

The software is aimed at professionals looking to improve their work efficiency. Dragon NaturallySpeaking offers three software solutions for PC: Dragon Home, for home and student use; Dragon Professional Individual, for professionals and small businesses; and Dragon Legal Individual, for legal professionals. For Mac, only Dragon Professional Individual is offered.


MS Windows 10

Widows Speech Recognition for Windows 10 is a feature that gives access to most computer features with the use of voice. It can be set up through windows itself, or through Cortana. Users can set up a short voice profile to be used for dictation through various programs and applications. Using Windows Speech Recognition and Cortana is a low-cost solution. For more information view the resources below:


With Voice Control, you can navigate and interact with your Mac using only your voice instead of a traditional input device. Users can setup custom commands and vocabulary for dictation.

macOS Catalina introduces Voice Control, a new way to fully control your Mac entirely with your voice. Voice Control uses the Siri speech-recognition engine to improve on the Enhanced Dictation feature available in earlier versions of macOS. For more information view the resources below:

Google Docs

Voice Typing in Google Docs is available for anyone who has a microphone and a drive account. This is only used for dictation and does not allow for control of the computer in general. Voice typing can be used on a computer or mobile device. For more information view the resources below: