The people at Iansyst have put an interesting report up on their Dyslexic.com website. It’s a personal perspective on getting to grips with using Dragon NaturallySpeaking and an Olympus digital recorder.
In the article, the user describes how she goes about recording her work onto the Olympus digital recorder, creates an audio file on her computer, then has Dragon recognise her speech from that file. The result is that she can record her thoughts anywhere and transcribe them without sitting in front of her computer screen. She edits any mistakes and missed punctuation etc after Dragon has finished transcribing the file.
This sounds like a really useful way to use two types of technology together effectively. If anyone else is thinking of experimenting with Dragon and digital recordings, do let us know how you get on.
Remember that if your college is a member of the BRITE Equipment Loan Bank and you would like to “try before you buy”, we have laptops available for loan which have Dragon installed (currently version 8 although we’re looking to upgrade to version 9 as soon as possible). We also have some Olympus DM-1 digital recorders in the loan bank.