Speech recognition for students with disabilities in writing

The role of technology in education is ever increasing. This article looks at students with disabilities and the problem of writing independently. Speech (voice) recognition technology offers an option, or solution, for students who have physical and/or learning disabilities and for students who cannot access and use computer keyboards or switches. Classroom use of the speech recognition software program packaged within most personal computers is suggested.

Author: 
Gardner, T. J.
Year: 
2008
Source: 
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, Vol. 26 (2), 43-53.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
multiple disabilities
orthopedic impairment
specific learning disability
Instructional Support: 
alternate access devices and systems