Veterans Affairs Gets It Right!

Using a computer without looking at it or touching it

Sue smiles before her personal computer

I began teaching speech-recognition 15 years ago. At that time, I was employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as a subject matter expert. Many veterans have multiple disabilities such as an inability to use their hands and blindness. They find speech-recognition is the most effective way to work with the computer.

In the case of veterans who are blind, they have to use an additional program called a screen reader. This program translates the text on the computer screen into speech. Speech-recognition software does the reverse by translating what the user speaks into text. You need bridging technology to use both technologies together. This is what DictationBridge does.

Read more on the author’s personal site: http://suewmartin.com/veterans-affairs-gets-it-right/

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