Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a speech recognition program that enables users to dictate document and email by speaking. Additionally, Dragon allows a user to control basic computer functions. Dictating word processing documents is easy even for beginning users, and Dragon can be trained to accomplish tasks that are more complicated as well. Dragon works in conjunction with many popular software packages, including Microsoft Office.  Once Dragon is running, the user can use their voice to start a program, dictate, save, print a document, or close a program. An initial half-hour training exercise will enable most users to achieve greater than 95% accuracy with their first dictation. Because Dragon has the ability to learn how a person speaks, accuracy increases the more the program is used. Dragon Naturally Speaking can be used on both Windows and Mac platforms.

For more information contact:

Tim McHenry
Assistive Technology Specialist / Accessible Technology Services
(406) 243-4461
Email: timothy1.mchenry@umontana.edu