Dragon NaturallySpeaking Included in New Learning Access Suite

Nuance Communications announces that Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a desktop speech recognition software, features in the Learning Access Suite, a collection of learning tools designed to make reading, writing and learning much easier. Developed in conjunction with major assistive solution providers Claro Software and Microlink PC, the Learning Access Suite is already available.

The Learning Access Suite enables learners to see the relationship between the spoken and written word, as it offers both speech recognition and a facility to read back text. In addition to offering Dragon NaturallySpeaking, The Learning Access Suite also includes: the ClaroRead literacy support tool, (including text to speech features), ScreenRuler, Lightening Magnifier and screen reader. It also feautres ClaroView screen colour overlay tool, MindFull Concept Mapper, Colour Explorer and ClaroLingo language assistant.

The comprehensive set of features in the Learning Access Suite will enable schools to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and other government led education initiatives With Dragon NaturallySpeaking, people can write documents and emails, search the Web, and control their PC entirely by voice. This makes it far easier for pupils with learning difficulties or upper body mobility issues to take full advantage of a PC as a learning and communications tool. Dragon can deliver accuracy up to 99 percent while never making a spelling mistake.

The Learning Access Suite can be easily installed on a school network and, to encourage pupils to use it outside of school for homework and extended learning, there is a special programme for home use.

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