Sandra's Tools

As an iPhone user of over a year I have found that it has aided me greatly with its many apps aimed towards assistive technology.


Firstly I would like to start with Dragon Naturally Speaking and the iPhone. Dragon is a superior software program in its field – it accurately transforms speech into text. It is available for both PC and Mac (the Mac version is called ‘MacSpeech Dictate’). 


However, with both of these computer version there is a compulsory 15 minute tutorial so the program can effectively understand the tone and style of your voice.



Voice Ask - A 'Siri' like application for ALL iPhones 

and iPads

Voice Ask is an assistant like Siri, but it works on all iPhones and iPads. And now on Android as 

well. You can ask it questions on any topic, either by talking to it or write, and it will answer you in a clear voice.







Using Nuance Dragon Dictate 2.0 on the Mac




 The version of DragonDictate was 2.0.3.


I made a few errors during the making of the video calling software MacSpeech Dictate which is what it was originally called before Nuance purchased the MacSpeech company. Some of the pauses during the video basically were me thinking of what to say next. As you can see some errors were made but they were easily corrected.
Additionally this description that I am putting in to YouTube right now is being dictated with Dragon Dictate on the Mac.



A short description on the SQ3R active reading technique.




Building a framework to understand reading assignment: Survey | Question | Read | Recite | Review