Re: pc vs I pad

chris judge

I heard it wasn't working, and hasn't ever really worked well.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Eleni Vamvakari
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2018 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] pc vs I pad

I don't know anything about Windows Ten, and I have never used such software. But I saw this a while ago, and it came to mind when reading this thread. It's an ad-on for NVDA that is used for dictation. Perhaps, it can help you. It can work with either Dragon Naturally Speaking or the built-in Windows speech .recognition feature.

For those of you who have used this, please feel free to share your experiences.

Best of luck,

On 15/01/2018, Jeffrey Schwartz <> wrote:
My experience with windows ten is that you need to open the start key
and arrow down to windows ease of access center and within that you
choose voice recognition by hitting the enter key. You are presented
with a number of actions. Then the windows, same as start key plus H
will start voice dictation . Itk works pretty well. I'm not used to
dictation and need to put aside anxiety and speak slowly and clearly.
On my first attempt it read Jeff as check.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Robert Mendoza
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2018 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] pc vs I pad

Hi, Marie

If you were in the latest version of Windows 10 then nothing to setup
you just need to wait until you heard of the beep after pressing the
Windows key plus H.

Robert Mendoza

On 1/16/2018 12:39 AM, Marie wrote:
Do you have to set up anything before using the dictation feature?. I
am running Win 10 latest on a laptop with the built in mic.
When I press the windows key plus H, nothing happens?

-----Original Message----- From: Allen West
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] pc vs I pad

The voice recognigtion is not the same as dictation. If you want to
dictate, as was mentioned, press Windows plus h. If you want to
record your voice with the voice recognition program, press the Windows key.
You can type voice recorder or tab to your list of apps and press the
letter v. If it is the first choice, down arrow until you find it.

On 1/14/18, Allen West <> wrote:
Hi Jeff,

I have tested to voice recognition app that comes with Windows 10,
starting with version 1709. I find it to be good enough to not need
to spend money on Drgon Naturally Speaking.


On 1/14/18, Victor <> wrote:
Hi Jeff:

I own an iPad mini 2 and an iPhone 7 Plus. I have also used an iPad
of which are very accessible and the dictation feature is quite
user friendly and very accurate. You just have to speak slowly and clearly.
more you use it, the better it gets because it learns your voice
and your inflection. I think it also learns your pronunciation.
Plus, Apple updates everything quite often. In fact, I am dictating
this through the dictation app on my phone.

According to some, the iPad is the most accessible piece of
technology available to the Blind today. I’m sure some on this list
my debate that, but I happen to agree with that particular opinion.
Therefore, I recommend getting an iPad. You can explore different
keyboards and decide which one works best for you. There are small
ones and larger ones. They come in all kinds.


Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 14, 2018, at 10:36 AM, Jeffrey Schwartz
<> wrote:

Michelle has severe RP and uses the I phone I don't want to spend
that kind of money and spoke with an Apple person in Kentucky. I
was thinking of an I pad mini, but she pointed out that unless I
need a lot of storage space, I can get a larger I pad for 325 as
opposed to the mini which is about four hundred dollars. One
thing that concerns me is typing.
offer a keyboard but it is small and with my dexterity problems
couldn't deal with it. She went on to say that I could dictate my
Anyone have any experience with this function. The pc equivalent
has dragon which must learn your voice by dictating sentences
which you test for accuracy and correct errors. The number and
variety of apps is astounding. For example, one can get a scanner
WITH OCR as a freeapp App. Once I get familiar with Windows ten
I am considering getting an I pad to expand my horizons and as a
cognitive adventure which may be the computer of the future.
Guess that future is here for many of you.
Would be grateful for any and all input.

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