Speech-recognizing computers: A written-communication tool for students with learning disabilities?

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

Author: 
Wetzel, K.
Year: 
1996
Source: 
Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 29, 371-380.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
specific learning disability
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation