Introduction to Dragon Dictate

Dragon Software(1 or 2 days)

Background

Voice recognition software has developed significantly during the last few years such that it is now a very practical product for people with problems with mobility or dyslexia. This course is usually given on a one-to-one basis on the user’s own computer

Who should attend

  • Users
  • Special Needs teachers
  • Special Needs Coordinators

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Installing and training voice.- initial settings
    • How to use Dragon effectively – the key command for writing
  • Basic Tools
    • Opening and moving between applications.
    • General Dictation and correcting errors
    • Moving around documents.
    • Formatting Text
    • Building and editing vocabulary.
    • Cutting and pasting
  • Advanced Tools
    • Creating and editing commands
    • Using the Mouse Grid
    • Moving the mouse pointer and clicking the mouse
    • Dragging objects
    • Working with the vocabulary to improve accuracy
  • Application Specific Commands
    • Using Dragon Dictate to navigate the internet
    • Sending and receiving emails.
    • Using Playback/ Text to Speech.
  • General topics
    • Backups
    • Maintenance
    • Other tools to improve accuracy
  • Optional
    • Using Dragon with a Digital Recorder