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Hi -- Thanks for visiting our site.  My name is Richard Anderton, and I've been providing persons with disabilities with Dragon speech recognition software, and teaching them how to use it for over a decade. And, let me tell you, Dragon is now faster, and easier to use than ever before.


So, if you are someone who…

Is Developing RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) Do you feel pain in your hands, or arms, Already have an identified case of a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), or Has some other type of Limitation or Disability (i.e. MS),

… Then this page was created for you.


Dragon is AMAZINGLY accurate, for transcribing your dictation.  This fantastic speech recognition software also allows you to completely control your computer by voice.  You can print documents that you've created, forward emails that you've received, even search the web for directions to a new restaurant.  On the page below the following video, you will find all kinds of information about Dragon speech recognition software, to help you decide whether or not you would benefit from this technology.

So if you've got questions about how long it takes to learn; which version of the software should you get; will Dragon understand your voice; or work with your specific software; and so on -- you've come to the right place.

As well, if you have any questions that aren't answered on this page, PLEASE feel free to contact us either by telephone, or with the form at the bottom of this page.

I assure you we are real people, with years of experience helping persons with disabilities like you.  Using a computer (again, or for the first time) is not just possible, but can be easy and fun.  We want you to be as productive as possible ... and, we are here to help you too.  Who knows -- with Dragon you may learn to be even faster, and more efficient on your computer than someone without a disability.

Have a look at how Don Oliver uses Dragon on his computer…

"Dragon has enabled me to overcome my disability."

The independence… Is directly attributable to Dragon.

Dragon has enabled me to overcome my disability and give me complete independence with regards to work correspondence, e-mail and reports. It has allowed me to work independent of a secretary. As a matter of fact, it has reduced my secretarial need from 40 hours a week to 16. This alone is a major cost savings but the independence to express myself without the assistance of others is immeasurable, and this is directly attributable to Dragon."

George F.

"I became disabled due to a Repetitive Strain Injury."

With Dragon I continue to work as an IT Support Manager.

In 2000, I became disabled due to repetitive injury. As part of my return to work, I was introduced to Dragon Naturally Speaking professional Version 4.0. I was depressed, distressed and in severe pain - but motivated to continue working. I began working with Dragon and MS Outlook to respond to the hundreds of emails I received daily as an IT Support Manager. As time progressed, I learned to use DNS for virtually all my "hands-on" work on the computer. I use it for Web-based applications, all MS application products and even have been able to do SQL and Visual Basic programming. Without Dragon, I would be on disability. Now I look forward to many years of employment and advancement in my career."

Anonymous

"Dragon is… the best tool I have ever purchased."

Dragon… helped me deal with my RSI issues.

Dragon is far and away the best tool that I have ever purchased to help me deal with my RSI issues."

Ed C.

What questions are you asking about Dragon Speech Recognition Software?

I've been training persons with disabilities how to use Dragon Speech Recognition Software for over a decade! If you are like most people, the questions you are having about Dragon will probably fit into some of the following categories:

  1. Does Dragon Speech Recognition Software actually work?
  2. Will Dragon work for MY voice?
  3. Will Dragon work with my Software?
  4. Is it really worth the cost and time to implement?
  5. What microphone should I use for the greatest efficiency?
  6. How long will it take to learn how to use the software?

As you go through this page, we will THOROUGHLY answer all of these questions for you.

Additionally, if you have any other questions, that we haven't answered yet, and you don't have time to go through the entire webpage, please feel free to call us right now!  We would be delighted to chat with you, and answer any questions you may have.  Please call 403-809-8255.

  • You can use Dragon 13 Professional with many of the Windows applications you use every day.
  • Dictate, edit and format text in Microsoft® Word, OpenOffice™ Writer, or Corel® WordPerfect®, work with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel®, create presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint®, create email, tasks and meetings in Microsoft Outlook®, search the Web using Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox® or Google Chrome™, post to Facebook or Twitter, and more — all by voice.

"The doctors forbid typing for at least a month."

Without Dragon, I would have had to… seriously prolong my recovery.

Early last year, I strained my hands and wrists from repetitive stress: typing too much, too fast, in bad positions. The doctors forbid typing for at least a month - maybe more - to allow my injuries to heal. My job requires a lot of writing, and I generally prefer email communication over the telephone, so no typing meant I was going to be very unproductive for quite some time. Since the alternative was taking leave from work, I looked into dictation/voice recognition software, and Dragon was the natural choice. Within a few days, I had the hang of it, and I was able to continue working at about 90% of my usual productivity. Without Dragon, I would have had to take time off of work, or seriously prolong my recovery by continuing to type."

Bridgette

"Dragon enabled me to become more productive."

I am the world's worst typist…

Dragon enabled me to become more productive in my work, and to correspond with all the family members, whom I never corresponded with before because it simply took too long."

Dennis B.

  • Dictate naturally to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, email and more — three times faster than typing — with up to 99% recognition accuracy.
  • Import and share custom word lists with unique names, acronyms and terminology tailored to your business or industry. Intelligent reminders prompt you to initiate analysis of documents and emails so Dragon adapts to the words and phrases you are likely to use.
  • Plus, the software automatically updates your voice profile based on your dictation sessions and corrections to deliver continuous accuracy improvements. The more you use Dragon 13, the better it transcribes your speech.
  • Dragon even takes advantage of the latest PC multi-core processors to further boost speech recognition performance.
  • Use simple voice commands to create files, send email, schedule tasks and meetings, open and close applications, save and convert documents, and search the Web or your computer with remarkable speed and ease.
  • Dragon Voice Shortcuts™ let you obtain the equivalent of multiple keystrokes and mouse clicks with a single voice command that can be spoken at any time—no matter what is active on your screen. For example, say: “Send email to John Smith and Raphael Sanchez” or “Search maps for financial advisors in Boston, Massachusetts” and Dragon makes it happen. You can also say “open top site for Nuance Communications” and Dragon automatically opens the top-ranked page for these keywords.
  • In addition, you can easily create or import custom voice commands that let you fill out forms, insert frequently used text and graphics, control application elements like menus and toolbars, or automate business processes.

If you have taken a moment to watch the videos above, and read the comments from just a few of the people around the world, who use Dragon, you should have come to the same conclusions as us…

1.  Does Dragon Speech Recognition Software actually work?

Absolutely YES! As mentioned above, we have been providing Dragon Speech Recognition Software solutions for over 10 years. I also use Dragon Professional myself, and won't use my computer without it anymore.

2.  Will Dragon work for MY voice?

We have clients from all parts of the world and are more confident now than ever with Dragon 13, that effective use of speech recognition software is within the grasp of almost everyone on the planet, no matter WHERE they are from.

3.  Will Dragon work with my Software?

With over a decade of Dragon implementation experience, and as you heard, and read from the testimonials above, Dragon works with almost any Windows-based application. We are confident Dragon will work well with your word processor, email, and other specialty software applications, or we can come up with efficient workarounds to improve your productivity.

4.  Is it really worth the cost?

Unquestionably YES! For most of our clients, they are able to use their new speech recognition software productively within just a few hours, and are confident with Dragon within a few weeks. Imagine being able to use your computer again, or for the first time entirely by voice. Don't let an injury, or a disability stop you from using your computer!

5.  What microphone should I use for the greatest efficiency?  And…

6.  How long will it take to learn how to use the software?


Ooops -- we haven't answered either of these questions yet.  Sorry about that!  Let's get right to it -- but before we do…


REMEMBER -- We are here to help you!

If you have any questions, that we haven't answered yet, but you don't have time to go through the entire webpage, please feel free to call us right now!  We would be delighted to chat with you, and answer any questions you may have.  Please call 403-809-8255.

What is so special about a desktop microphone?

Desktop microphones provide the most comfortable way to use Dragon.

As mentioned previously on this page, we have been providing speech recognition software for lawyers, for over a decade.  During that time, we have seen specific advantages, with this type of microphone, that provide significant benefits for lawyers.

1.  A Desktop Microphone works particularly well with the workflow of a lawyer.  As you go throughout your day, and are creating your documents, you may have other papers that you are reviewing, on your desk.  You probably have people to meet with, or court appearances to make.  Even while you are at your desk, the phone may ring, or someone may come into your office to speak with you.  Having your hands-free to complete all of these other tasks is a particularly convenient way to use your Dragon.

2.  Using a desktop microphone affords almost the same convenience as a handheld recorder, but with greater accuracy.  There is no question, if you are constantly out of the office, and away from your desk -- a Digital Voice Recorder with Dragon speech recognition software will be the best solution for you.  (If this is the case for you, please call us to discuss the best available options at this time.)  However, having said that, if you are able to sit at your desk while doing most of your dictation, the completely "hands-free", and "headset free" experience with your Dragon, is very enjoyable, and is more accurate than a recorder, because your voice is going directly into the computer.  This is how I have used my Dragon for the past several years.


NOTES:

There are also some HANDHELD microphones that may be appropriate for you -- particularly if you have been dictating with a handheld voice recorder for many many years.  If you would like to explore some of these options, please feel free to call us after you have chosen the software only order option below.

As mentioned above, if you would prefer to use a handheld Digital Voice Recorder for your dictation, please call us to discuss the most appropriate options available currently.  Additionally, if this is the option you prefer, we can actually train your secretary to do all of your dictation corrections in a manner that will allow your Dragon software to learn from any mistakes it may have made.  For some lawyers, this is a great option, because it allows them to simply dictate as they always have, and their secretaries take care of creating the document, by "feeding" the audio into Dragon, and then making corrections

Headset Microphones

Dragon comes with a good quality, lightweight headset microphone that will give you great accuracy with your dictation. If you are not yet sure which kind of microphone you would prefer, you can begin using Dragon with the included headset.

Handheld Microphones

Handheld microphones are particularly popular with our physician clients. If you are a "pacer" who likes to walk around the office while you do your dictation, we have several hand-held microphones with very long cables (6 feet), that would allow you to walk around your office while you dictate to your computer.

Digital Voice Recorders

As mentioned above, using a Digital Voice Recorder is an excellent option for those who are often away from their desk, or out of the office. You simply record your thoughts into the recorder, then when you come back to the office you or your assistant can submit the recorded audio into the Dragon speech recognition software, and have it automatically typed out for you.

NOTE: One of the most significant disadvantages with dictating this way, is that once the text has been created, it still needs to be "sent" to its final destination.  This can be as simple as copying and pasting the text into the application that you want it in (i.e. Microsoft Word).  However, it must be understood that this will require an additional steps -- more than dictating directly to your computer, and right into the application that you are working in.

For Dragon, there are 2 kinds of training that need to happen before you can use the software effectively.

  1. "Enrollment Training", must take place, so that Dragon understands how you speak.
  2. "User Training" must take place, so that YOU understand what to say to Dragon.

ENROLLMENT TRAINING:

In order for you to teach Dragon how you speak, you begin by simply reading stories to the software. You can choose which stories you want to read, and how many. To achieve basic levels of accuracy, this can be achieved within 7-10 minutes. If you want to achieve EXCEPTIONAL levels of accuracy with complex vocabularies additional steps are recommended.

USER TRAINING:

This is where you learn how to talk to Dragon. While dictation is simple, what do you do if Dragon types out something that you did not say? What do you say when you want Dragon to DO something, rather than just type out what you have spoken. How do you format text? What do you say if you want to switch to another application, open a template, or search the Internet?

We want to help you be as effective and efficient as absolutely possible.

For the last decade, we have been providing people with RSI injuries and other disabilities, with specialty speech recognition TRAINING to ensure that their investment in the technology does not go to waste. We want to help you be as effective and efficient as absolutely possible. We want to make sure you are not just comfortable with the software, but CONFIDENT!


...we are not happy until you say, "Oh My Gosh -- I can't believe it's working!"


If we provide you personal speech recognition training, we are not happy until you say something like, "Oh My Gosh -- I can't believe it's working!", or "I will never go back to typing my documents again!"

How much is it worth to you to make sure you become an efficient speech recognition software user? We have several training options available, but before we discuss those, there is another very important question you must ask yourself…

"Self-Taught" Personal Learner

Are you the kind of person who grabs hold of new technology wholeheartedly? Are you the kind of person who is eager to try new things? Are you the one in the office that people come to ask technical, computer related questions of? If you are, then we have included a WONDERFUL collection of video training resources that we will provide you FREE, to get you on your way with your new Dragon speech recognition software. This may be all you need.

"Show-Me-Now" Immediate Learner

Are you the kind of person that just does not have time to watch hours of training videos, even if they are FREE. Do you just need this software to work right now! Are you the kind of person that would prefer a little bit of "hand-holding" to get you going, even if there was a small cost? If you are, then we have WONDERFUL news for you. We're also going to include the FREE video training resources mentioned above, but we also have support technicians, and software trainers available for you. If you want to try to start learning with the free resources included with your purchase, feel free. However, whenever you feel the need to give us a call, to have us give you more structured, instructor led training, please just call.


To arrange a Personal Trainer to provide you with some customized, 1-on-1 online training, please call us at 403-809-8255.

If you purchase your Dragon Speech Recognition Software from us, you don't just get the software!

Here's what's included with your purchase of Dragon Professional from us:

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional version 13 (World-Renowned Legal Speech Recognition Software)

Top-Quality, Lightweight Headset Microphone for great speech recognition accuracy

FREE access to our Web Video Training Portal (Approx. 7 hours of video) -- one year subscription

FREE Training Workbook with Exercises to help you learn how to use the software

FREE Double-Sided Quick Reference Card

FREE Remote Installation Services -- if required (maximum 1 hour)

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Version 13

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional

The World's Best-Selling Dictation/Transcription Software) with Headset Microphone, Video Training Portal, Online Workbook, Quick Reference Card

$595

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Version 13

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional with GN-USB

The World's Best-Selling Dictation/Transcription Software) with Headset Microphone, Video Training Portal, Online Workbook, Quick Reference Card, WITH VEC GN-USB Desktop Microphone..

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Remember, if you have any other questions, that we haven't answered yet, and you would like to get them answered before you place your order, please feel free to call us right now! We would be delighted to chat with you, and answer any questions you may have. Please call 403-809-8255.



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