A.T. Tip of the Week

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Provided by the Massachusetts Assistive Technology Act Program (MassMATCH)

May 2nd, 2014

Speech-To-Text Success  

How Speech-to-Text Transformed a Student's Fifth Grade Year (from the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity website).

Here's an inspiring story about a young man with dyslexia who became motivated by iPad's voice recognition feature and subsequently transformed his writing. The article is written by his teacher, but includes tips from his student for using speech-to-text.

"Here are Pierce's speech-to-text tips/observations:
  • If at first it doesn't work, don't give up
  • Try recording the speech away from room noise and other people
  • The more you use the device the better able it is to recognize your voice
  • Plan what you want to say before you start to talk
  • Most importantly, writing is actually not so bad with speech-to-text AND long projects are doable when you can speak them into the iPad"

For more tips on iPad for text-to-speech visit this Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity webpage

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