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    Posted: 04/Aug/2008 at 5:26pm

Welcome everyone to the accessibility for the disabled subsection of the MSSpeech Forum. My name is Jerry Ferro and I am your new moderator for this section. Here is a little bit about me.

Personally, my disability is mobility related due to a severe weakness of the muscles. My first experience with voice recognition was around 1991 when I purchased the first voice dictation product that IBM offered for $1000 with a hardware component that had to be installed in the computer. At that time, the computer would only recognize speech spoken one word at a time. I utilized every revision that IBM made to its packages through and including Viavoice 10. After IBM sold its product line to Nuance I purchased Dragon Dictate Preferred 9.0 for about $99.00 and upgraded to version 9.5 when I upgraded my computer to Vista Ultimate. It truly is amazing to compare the price I started with and the price I paid for dragon dictate and how much performance has increased. When I upgraded to Vista I found another surprise in Vista Voice Recognition. Speech recognition is now included as part of the operating system. It’s similar to getting a keyboard with your computer. For those of us with mobility impairments speech recognition has opened the door to total computer access.

Professionally, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Altamonte Springs, Florida. I am also a published songwriter/composer and utilize computer technology in that endeavor as well. I look forward to sharing this message board experience with you!

Take care, Jerry
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Hi Jerry,
 
I have just join the forum. In France we work for disabled users too!
Currently we work with DNS, but we also hope to work with Vista.
 
You can see our Website: medialexie.com
 
Best regards
 
 
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