[games_access] Best Speech to Text Software?

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Sun Jul 20 05:18:37 EDT 2008

Hi Michelle,

Not good...

AbilityNet have a very good PDF on speech to text:


May be of some use?

Have a speedy recovery.


----- Original Message -----
From: "d. michelle hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 12:26 AM
Subject: [games_access] Best Speech to Text Software?

> Hi all,


> As you know I'm battling lyme disease (tick-bourne -- most likely I was

> bitten a few weeks ago when I was outside in a wooded area) and I hurt so

> much that typing even a small bit is extremely painful. We have lots to

> figure out with regard to GDC and I'm asking the leaders there to give us

> a couple day emergency extension. However I think we have enough written

> from the last 5 years to get proposals in on time.


> In the meantime...I have never had much success with Dragon Dictate -- any

> other speech to text recommendations? I don't have any fine motor control

> so mouth sticks, etc are completely out for me until the antibiotic starts

> kicking in and the pain starts letting up.


> Right now it's amazingly painful to even type just this little bit --

> my fingers, toes, all joints, my neck, face...everything HURTS...not just

> aches. Not sure how common lyme disease is in other parts of the world but

> I've heard from a lot of the north american SIG members and it seems that

> everyone knows or is related to someone who has recently had it! So look

> for invisible little bugs or their larger bites and rashes if you are

> outdoors, especially in wooded or recently de-forested areas! This is NOT

> something to get (as if it was on anyone's "to do" list!). I feel like I'm

> about 85 and I can hardly shuffle from room to room!


> Anyway, if you have any suggestions as to assistive tech for me, let me

> know! This experience has given me quite a renewed sense of what we do in

> the SIG -- it would be nice to be able to do something other than type a

> message in great pain when I get enough strength to do it and watch reruns

> on television.


> Thanks everyone!

> Michelle

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