iPad Speech Recognition vs Dragon App?

I spent some time this morning working with a school on how they are using their iPads. In the course of the conversation, we discussed the ‘Speech Recognition‘ capabilities of the new iPads (third generation and mini). I personally have used this feature often and with a lot of success for a variety of purposes. If you haven’t used it yet, test it out.

We asked a student to come in and test it for us. After the third accurate sentence the student read, he declared, “This is way better than Dragon. I can only get three words right on that’.

Who has been using this feature? How does it compare to ‘Dragon’ in your experience? What are some of the considerations (I am already thinking of implications on SEA equipment and EQAO accommodations that this could cause) when using this instead of Dragon? Are there other ‘Speech to Text’ apps that are superior to both of these?

Posted on November 22, 2012, in GECDSB, iPad Project. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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