[games_access] Best Speech to Text Software?

Thomas Westin thomas at pininteractive.com
Sun Jul 20 16:23:02 EDT 2008

ouch, yeah ticks are common around Stockholm and I suspect it was a
tick that gave me a facial palsy in my late teens, me right side of
the face was totally immovable, couldn't even blink with my eye

a totally different approach would be to skip text at all and use this
(haven't tested it)


On 20 jul 2008, at 01.26, d. michelle hinn wrote:

> 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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