Category Archives: Speech Input

Speech Off Switch

I get a lot of questions about how I use speech input. One of the most useful details of my setup is a fast on/off switch. It may seem like…

Good News for Dragon Users!

It looks like Dragon users have gotten an excellent gift this year. James Stout, who explores the state of speech input via his blog Hands-Free Coding, is working on fixing…

Dragon Christmas List 2018

Fifteen years ago there were thriving speech input users’ groups. I spent a lot of time at the groups in Boston and New York. In late 2003 the Boston users…

Hey Developers: Two Things

I’ve been thinking about two things that make it easier and faster for people to use computers. Both things tap computers for something computers are very good at – keeping…

A Nice Take on Human-Machine Grammar

It’s nice to be appreciated. James Stout, who explores the state of speech input via his blog Hands-Free Coding, has a nice take on the Human-Machine Grammar system I worked…

Want Better Speech Input? Speed is Key

I periodically get questions about the best computer setup for speech input. And I always advocate going way above the minimum specs for speech, especially if you’re planning on using…

Software Needs to Focus

When you use a mouse or touch as input you automatically bring focus to everything you do. You’re literally pointing at what you want to do. And if the cursor…

Incremental Progress

For many years now, every new rev of speech recognition software has heralded increased accuracy rates: 15 percent more accurate or even 20 percent more accurate. But when accuracy is…

Speech Input: Back to the Future

Heads up, speech developers. Here’s a list of five key things speech input users need in order to help you. In the early days of desktop speech input, users had…

The Cost of Interruption

Most folks I know have complained about an autocorrect error at some point. There’s all kinds of potential for havoc when your smart phone transforms something you typed – perhaps…