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Write On: Let Your Voice Do the Typing with Voice-To-Text Technology

July 18, 2017

Voice –To – Text technology has helped multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with muscle weakness. MS patient Mike Knight writes his experience with using different Voice-To-Text technology and how helpful they were for him. He begins by explaining once he started feeling weakness in his right hand, that’s when he tried his first Voice-To-Text technology, Apple’s Scribe feature. It was already installed on the Mac that he had and Mac and Apple product are overall easy to use. However, Scribe turned out to be clunky for him, and the lag time between typing and recognizing his words was significant.

Knight then tried using Dragon for Mac. Dragon is a dictation robot, which can format, cut and paste, and carry out so many other functions. With commitment and time, Dragon learns user’s voices and within reason, can get the job done even for longer, more complex composition. It even offers a custom word bank. However, Knight went right into it without reading the instructions, wanting his old life back where his job was committed to constantly typing and writing. However, slowly he became to understand that Dragon (and all such software and all such assistance for better managing his MS and helping himself) was no better than the effort he put into making it work. You can find his review of the software here.

Dragon isn’t the only successful Voice-To-Text technology. You can download our free app, which has its own built in Voice-To-Text technology. You can also keep track your MS symptoms, medications, and much more that allows you to manage your MS. To learn more about our app and to download it, you can find the link here.