This exploratory study evaluated the efforts of one sixth-grade student with learning disabilities to use voice-input technology in written communication. The major problem encountered was the inability of the program to recognize more than 74% of the boy's utterances, thus requiring keyboard correction procedures. The technology is seen to have potential, however, when further refined. Writing
Speech-recognizing computers: A written-communication tool for students with learning disabilities?
Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 29, 371-380.
IDEA Disability Category:
specific learning disability
multiple formats of text and notation