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Voice Input

Voice input technology, also known as speech-to-text or voice recognition technology, allows the user to produce text or do some other function using their voice. The technology for voice input is constantly evolving and it is becoming highly fast, accurate and useful.


Here are a few examples of some different voice input technology:


Dragon speech recognition software is better than ever. Speak and your words appear on the screen. Say commands and your computer obeys. Dragon is 3x faster than typing and it's 99% accurate. 

Braina Pro

Braina Pro is a speech recognition program that allows you to easily and accurately dictate in over 100 languages, update social network status, play songs & videos, search the web, open programs & websites, find information and much more using your voice.


Co:Writer is a writing software for the chrome internet browser that includes speech to text. The app combines a built in talking word processor with word prediction and speech recognition.


Read&Write for Google Chrome helps make Google Drive more accessible. Read&Write offers a range of powerful support tools to help you gain confidence with reading and writing including speech-to-text, which allows you to dictate words to assist with writing and proofreading.


Built-in Voice Assistants

Most newer phones, tablets and computers now come with built-in voice assistants that allow you to use your voice for many different functions. Windows uses the Cortana app, Android uses Bixby, Amazon has Alexa, Google devices use Google Assistant, and iOS devices have Siri. You can find out more about built-in voice assistant software by consulting the various company websites.


Dictation (Accessible Tech Thursdays)

Using your voice to write can be transformative for learners and is a useful life-skill for everyone! In this video we cover the main options and give options for the classroom, mobile devices and exams.

Page Updated 25/04/21 by CGough