Why Do Dragon Users Rely on Speech Recognition?

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Youth Villages (Health & Human Services)
Youth Villages, a private non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping children with serious emotional and behavioral problems and their families live successfully. Youth Villages' 1,600 counselors and support staff help more than 11,000 children each year from50 locations across the US. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional enables counselors to dictate notes into a digital voice recorder while their on the road and then automatically transcribe those notes to their office PC. Voice commands further speed and simplify paperwork. Time studies have shown that Dragon reduced family counselors' paperwork time by as much as 55% over typing. Since introducing Dragon, Youth Villages has also seen increased counselor retention and improved job satisfaction levels.

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Dragon Helps Achieve Academic Success

Arizona State University senior Benjamin Snow hasn't let cerebral palsy impact his academic success. Snow and his father describe Dragon speech recognition as a dramatically life-changing assistive technology for students. "Dragon helps me dictate more concrete thoughts, and I'm able to get my work done faster and more efficiently," he explains. "Dragon also lets me focus more on the content of my writing instead of constantly looking at the keyboard."

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Joe-Leineweber-ThumbnailUnlocking Students' Writing Potential with Dragon
Joe Leineweber is a Special Education teacher at a middle school in Oregon. During any given academic year, 70-90 of the school’s nearly 600 students receive services from the education resource center. Leineweber estimates that 10-20% of those 70-90 students have diffculty with writing, whether it’s the physical act of putting words on paper or an inability to articulate the thoughts in their heads.

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DNS Case Study Thumbnail - GrageCreating a New Generation of Readers with Dragon
Merilee Grage, who finds reading so important that she often dons a Cat in the Hat costume to read to schoolchildren, says "Poor reading has a major impact on kids' lives, but there often isn't enough time or resources for teachers to meet those needs." Read how she has used Dragon to help her students improve their abilities.

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customer case study snow thumbDragon Helps Achieve Academic Success
Arizona State University senior Benjamin Snow hasn't let cerebral palsy impact his academic success. Snow and his father describe Dragon speech recognition as a dramatically life-changing assistive technology for students. "Dragon helps me dictate more concrete thoughts, and I'm able to get my work done faster and more efficiently," he explains. "Dragon also lets me focus more on the content of my writing instead of constantly looking at the keyboard."

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Higher Education ThumbnailHigher Education: Graduating to Dictate for Mac
Higher education tends to be a writing-intensive environment, whether you’re a student or a professor. As Chris Haskell, Jill Dahlman, and Dennis McElroy have discovered, that also makes it the perfect environment for Dragon Dictate, regardless of the subject matter or need that drives the use of speech recognition software. As Dennis points out, “[Dragon] saved me: when faced with a choice between speaking my work and hunting and pecking on a keyboard, there’s no comparison.” Learn more in this fantastic success story.

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Customer Case Studies Howes ThumbUnlocking Potential with Dragon
"Never did I realize how many doors Dragon would open so quickly for this bright little girl," recalls special needs teacher Karen Howe. The fourth-grade student she was working with struggled with a form of autism that hindered her ability to write despite her exceptional reading comprehension skills. But once Howe introduced the student to Dragon, the student was able to achieve complete independence — and academic success — in the classroom.

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Customer Case StudiesMore Efficient and Effective Professing
Mark Hopper, associate professor of psychology at Lamas College in Iowa, needed to find an efficient way to give students in his writing-intensive courses the feedback they needed without compromising the quality of his commentary. Dragon allows him to double what he used to do in the same amount of time. He explains that it used to take him an hour to read one student paper and produce feedback. Now he can complete four or five papers per hour, providing more feedback than before. It used to take him three or four weeks to return student papers, but now he can turn them around within seven to 10 days.

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Customer Case StudiesBuilding an Educational Foundation for Dyslexic Students
Zach Osbrach, who was diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, opened a series of charter schools in Florida geared towards dyslexic students. He relies on Dragon for all written communication, whether he's responding to an e-mail or putting together a formal report. "Without Dragon, I would be somewhat illiterate," he says. "I often don't get close enough to the word to rely on spell check."

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Customer Case StudiesDictate Ignites A Passion for Learning
From Math teacher Richard Lautze to student Amanda Joyce, faculty members and students at the Urban School in San Francisco rely on Dragon Dictate as a key component of their academic workflow. Director of Technology Howard Levin explains that the software "has freed them to become more productive by speaking their thoughts, rather than dealing with slow typing speeds or unfamiliarity with using a computer."

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Customer Case StudiesThe Perfect Research Assistant
Shakespeare scholar and English professor Erika Lin relies on the productivity-boosting prowess of Dictate, acting as her trusty foil in pursuits of academic research, writing and teaching.

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Customer Case Studies Mac Mr.P and Me ThumbMac, Mr. P., and Me
Discover how Dr. Ed Lynch relies on the advanced capabilities and superior speech recognition accuracy of Dragon on his Mac to compose books, DVD scripts, emails, class sylabi, and much more.

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