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Speech Recognition

With Speech Recognition you can speak to your computer, tablet or smartphone to control it, give commands and dictate text.

What's available on Windows?


Windows Speech Recognition software.


Dictate in Microsoft Office and Windows.

WordQ + SpeakQ

For people who have literacy difficulties.

Google Voice Typing

Dictate into Google Docs on Windows.

Windows Speech Recognition

Built into Windows 7 and above.

What's available on iPads, iPhones and Android?

Siri for iPhone and iPads

Intelligent personal assistant on the iPad.


Google Voice Typing is Android's version of speech recognition.

What's available on a Mac?

Dictation and Dragon

The two main options for speech recognition on the Mac.

Google Voice Typing

Dictate into Google Docs on MacOS.

What's available on a Chromebook?


Built-in Chromebook tool.

Google Voice Typing

Dictate into Google Docs on Chromebook.

Find out more about...

Getting started

With Speech Recognition.

Talking in Exams Project

Speech recognition in assessments and examinations.

Raising Attainment

In literacy.

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