After watching this tutorial, you can see how easy it is to access speech/voice recognition software through Windows 7. If the computer you are using does not have Windows 7, speech/voice recognition software can be purchased. Software, such as Dragon Speech Recognition, is very similar to the software used in Windows 7. Regardless if you are using speech recognition software through your computer or you have downloaded it using a purchased package, an individual has the opportunity to make computer tasks easier and faster just by speaking into a microphone or headset. After your speech recognition software is prepared and ready, you open any document and begin speaking into your device. As you are speaking, the words you are saying are shown on the computer screen. This technology is beneficial to many individuals, including those who have poor fine motor control and muscle weakness in their arms, wrists, and hands.
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