Voice Recognition Technology in Education

A 40-page booklet that examines the issues and strategies to consider before attempting to use speech recognition with users with physical and communication difficulties. Sample pages of this booklet are available as a 220Kb PDF download.
The purpose of this booklet is not to provide the latest information on specific voice recognition software, nor does it attempt a critical comparison with like-for-like systems. What it does endeavour to do is provide the reader with practical information based on research and experience gained through working directly with young people at the ACE Centre, as well as information resulting from involvement in the Becta (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) Voice Recognition Project.

Table of contents: 

Foreword
Background
Issue 1: Why use voice recognition?
Issue 2: Before starting: Training the support providers
Issue 3: Which type of software is most appropriate?
Issue 4: The importance of specific educational objectives
Issue 5: Matching the software to the individual user
Issue 6: Techniques and tips for successful implementation
Issue 7: Specific techniques for introducing voice recognition
Issue 8: Additional support for specific learning difficulties
Issue 9: Additional support for speech difficulties
Issue 10: Physical difficulties and multi-modal input
Issue 11: What equipment is needed?
Issue 12: Looking after the voice
Further reading
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