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Speech to Text software for Stroke Victims?


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#1 of 3 Jeff Savage

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Posted May 02 2007 - 03:24 AM

I am looking for some software that will make it easier to communicate with my step-father after his stroke. He has limited use of his hands, is deaf, and has very limited speech ability as a result of the stroke. Otherwise he is completely mobile and can he can still read (and comprehend what he is reading).

I am looking for some software that will convert speech to text so he can read what is being said to him. I would also like it to do text to speech of some sort without him having to type in everything. I have seen software such as this on tv shows about people with strokes and ALS but they never tell you where to get it.

I have found one company via a simple Google search but I was looking for some more input. If anyone here has any suggestions that would be great!

Thanks,
Jeff
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#2 of 3 DaveF

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Posted May 02 2007 - 02:25 PM

Last I read Dragon Naturally Speaking was the best consumer software for this.

Search for "speech recognition software" to find other information.

http://www.digitalri....referred_9.htm

#3 of 3 Michael_K_Sr

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Posted May 02 2007 - 02:41 PM

NaturallySpeaking is the way to go, Jeff. Here's a good review of it.