Voice Recognition Software & PC Upgrade
linda at mindstate.com
Thu Dec 5 08:58:25 PST 2002
If the woman is having speech difficulties, I'd question whether voice
recognition software is an appropriate AT solution for her. Before jumping
in to locate funding to purchase it and upgrade her computer for it, I'd
first recommend an AT evaluation so that she could try it first. I've
worked with quite a few people who have MS and wanted to use voice input.
The majority of those who first requested it found that voice recognition
wasn't a good choice for adaptive computer input.
> December 3, 2002
> Dear Assistive Technology Folks,
> We have a client with multiple sclerosis who has
> diffiuclties with speech. She would like to purchase
> and install Scan Soft's Dragon software product, but
> to purchase the software and to upgrade her personal
> PC at home for Dragon (she has been told) would cost
> $1100 to $1400.
> Does anyone know of a grant, or 'low or no interest
> loan', or a 'scholarship' for either purchasing
> Dragon, upgrading a personal PC or both?
> Any ideas, leads, or suggestions would be appreciated.
> Thank you very much!
> Arlene Spencer
> Development Assistant/Grant Writer
> Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County
> Seattle, Washington
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