Tag Archives: speech recognition

Fire IE: trick Dragon and websites into thinking you’re using Internet Explorer (sometimes)

I noticed recently that some sites I used at work didn’t display properly in Firefox, whether I had Flash enabled or not. At home, I couldn’t read the comments on sites that used the Disqus commenting system. They worked fine … Continue reading

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Reviews: SpeechWare TravelMike and SpeechWare 3-in-1 TableMike

I was having one problem after another recently with the Andrea Superbeam microphone and its drivers. So, even though my budget kind of hurt for it, I bought a SpeechWare 3-in-1 TableMike.

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Vocola commands for interactive fiction

It’s possible to dictate into many interactive fiction interpreters, such as Win Glulxe or Windows Frotz, but there are occasionally glitches–words run together, or the correction command doesn’t work right. These commands minimize the possibility of run-together words by inserting … Continue reading

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Warning: Dragon 12 and Jarte

I am reminded again how precarious technology is. The other day I got an email from Jarte’s developer warning that it doesn’t work with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, even if Detect DNS is set to 1. I’m on 11.5, and am … Continue reading

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Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plug-in: text to speech and autoscroll

I’ve written a Vocola command for autoscrolling Kindle for PC with Dragon, but if Vocola doesn’t work, there’s another (slightly roundabout) way: downloading Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plug-in. It’s the same as the original program, except for some added … Continue reading

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Dragon 11.5 with a Lenovo ThinkPad T420, Flash, and a few considerations

O yeah, I owe reviews. Handy is rusty. The retaliation for speaking up for myself continues to be nasty and subtle and draining. This is not a post-ADA world. So, as I’m taking a snow day and dictating over the  … Continue reading

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Access and a potentially shrinking world

Once again, this is not the post I wanted to write, but it’s important. I may elaborate later, but this post explains some of the self- and general advocacy I’ve been taken up with lately.

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