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Created on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland are hosting two morning seminars to review the use of speech recognition, particularly Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows, for learners with additional support needs in SQA examinations and assessments. Airdrie - 21st February (9:30am - 12:30pm) Aberdeen - 28th February (...

Created on Thursday, 04 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Dictate is a speech recognition add-on for Microsoft Office products. Once installed, you can talk aloud in Word, Outlook Mail and PowerPoint and have your words automatically transcribed into the selected field.  Is it any good and how does it compare to software such as Dragon Naturally Speak...

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Microsoft has a new speech recognition plug-in which can be used in Word, Outlook email and Powerpoint. It can even translate your words to different languages which could be a useful practice tool for students with English as an Additional Language. It was easy to download and install Dictation as...

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Dragon Naturally Speaking is high quality speech recognition software for Windows and MacOS. As well as dictating to your computer, you can format text and control the computer. NaturallySpeaking installs on the computer so you don't need an internet connection for it to work. We reco...

Created on Monday, 29 May 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

An updated version of the excellent Speech Recognition as AT (Assistive Technology) for Writing, by Daniel Cochrane and Kelly Key, has just been published and is now available. Speech recognition (where you talk or dictate to your computer, tablet or smartphone) can be hugely empowering for many lea...

Created on Wednesday, 04 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Has speech recognition software advanced to the point where students with additional support needs can rely on it to dictate answers into an SQA exam answer box or booklet? Is it about the software working efficiently or more about the training, support and school IT infrastructure that makes i...

Created on Thursday, 05 May 2016. Posted by Robert Stewart

Join us at CALL Scotland for 2 events in the coming month:   iPad Management for Schools Seminar Exploring options for managing, setting up and using multiple iPads Thursday 26th May 2016, 9:30am - 12:30pm There are tens of thousands of iPads in Scottish schools and many different models of mo...

Created on Tuesday, 15 March 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

On 02 June we are holding a free half day seminar here at Moray House to bring participants of the Talking in Exams project together to share their experiences of using the software in school. This is a great chance for anyone who is keen to use the software with pupils in their school to come...

Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2015. Posted by Shirley Lawson

“Is there something my student can use to allow them just to speak and their words appear on the screen?”   The plea of many teachers everywhere Yes there is and it’s called speech recognition software.  It is much more accurate and reliable now (especially install...