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Can you recommend companies that offer Dragon Naturally Speaking training?

StayceStayce Member Posts: 323 Pioneering
This discussion was created from comments split from: Hi, I'm Chris, I am an Adaptive Technology Specialist.


  • StayceStayce Member Posts: 323 Pioneering
    edited May 2016
    Hi Chris/ @Kim_AssistiveTech

    I have right sided Hemiplegia and have now developed RSI in my left hand/arm.

    I have started using Dragon Naturally Speaking software, but this has not yet eliminated the mouse function for me. I obviously could do with some further training. Can you recommend any companies that offer training on Dragon Naturally Speaking software that I could recommend to my employer?

    Also could you offer any further suggestions on any gadgets to minimise arm use @ a computer?

    Many thanks for your help

    Best wishes

  • Kim_AssistiveTechKim_AssistiveTech Member Posts: 50
    Hi Stayce, 

    I haven't personally used any training services but do know of a few. Have you had a look at the instructional videos on the Nuance website?

    Are they of any use? If not let me know and I will ask around to see if any of my fellow AT's have had any experience with the trainers I know of.

  • FilmacFilmac Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hello Stayce,

    Dragon does require some perseverance, but with practice you should be able to perform all mouse functions with it.
    With regard to trainers - where in the country are you based?

  • StayceStayce Member Posts: 323 Pioneering
    edited May 2016
    Thanks Kim & Fil for your responses. You are right Dragon does require some perseverance :-)

    I am based in UK - London. I used to do some work for Scope, so after posting this I got in touch and found out the training company they use for employees that need to use DNS. I have been recommended Hands free computing by Scope and have my first training session at work next Tuesday. Will write a post on my experiences as it may prove helpful to others 

    Best wishes
  • Kim_AssistiveTechKim_AssistiveTech Member Posts: 50
    Hi Stayce, 
    That's brill, please let us know how you get on & thanks for the info on Hands Free Computing. :) 
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