Voice recognition software: A panacea for dyslexic learners or a frustrating hindrance

Voice (or speech) recognition software (VRS) has been described by some as a panacea for many of the difficulties experienced by dyslexics studying in reading and writing in higher education. Such software allows the user to input data by merely speaking into a microphone, dispensing with the need for the keyboard almost altogether. Nonetheless, the actual viability of VRS as an enabling tool which benefits the dyslexic learner has yet to be established.

Author: 
Sanderson, A.
Year: 
1999
Source: 
Dyslexia, Vo.. 5, 114-118.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
specific learning disability
visual impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation