"Dragon has enabled me to overcome my disability and give me complete independence with regards to work correspondence, e-mail and reports. It has allowed me to work independent of a secretary. As a matter of fact, it has reduced my secretarial need from 40 hours a week to 16. This alone is a major cost savings but the independence to express myself without the assistance of others is an immeasurable and this is directly attributable to Dragon." George F.
"About 10 years ago, many years of computer work developing extensive environmental investigative reports led to chronic inflammation of the muscles and tendons in my arms, shoulders and chest. Two surgeries, years of physical therapy and a year on disability were unable to relieve the pain and inflammation. Being able to compose reports, e-mail, and instant messages through speech has allowed me to continue to work. Additionally, I discovered that typing through speech was much faster and easier than typing. Instant messaging is especially slick as I can send messages as fast as I can speak while those responding back by hand are significantly slower." Neil T.
"As Director of Contracts at a software company, I create, review and revise legal documents all day. I have tendonitis from repetitive motion (too much typing) so I use Dragon to dictate memos, emails, letters, notices, etc. and this saves me from the pain and strain typing puts on my hands. Not only that, Dragon is a great relief from eye strain as I can have my text dictated back to me after it is composed. Our entire company uses instant messaging as its preferred means of communicating with coworkers in other offices, departments and in a dozen other countries around the world. I use Dragon to dictate my messages and don't even have to hit the enter key to send them. A simple "click Send" command is all it takes. The more my hands are off the keyboard, the less pain I have, both literally and figuratively." Jacalyn
"In 2000, I became disabled due to repetitive injury. As part of my return to work, I was introduced to Dragon Naturally Speaking professional Version 4.0. I was depressed, distressed and in severe pain - but motivated to continue working. I began working with Dragon and MS Outlook to respond to the hundreds of emails I received daily as an IT support manager. As time progressed, I learned to use DNS for virtually all my "hands-on" work on the computer. I use it for Web-based applications, all MS application products and even have been able to do SQL and Visual Basic programming. Without Dragon, I would be on disability. Now I look forward to many years of employment and advancement in my career." Anonymous
"Early last year, I strained my hands and wrists from repetitive stress: typing too much, too fast, in bad positions. The doctors forbid typing for at least a month - maybe more - to allow my injuries to heal. My job requires a lot of writing, and I generally prefer email communication over the telephone, so no typing meant I was going to be very unproductive for quite some time. Since the alternative was taking leave from work, I looked into dictation/voice recognition software, and Dragon was the natural choice. Within a few days, I had the hang of it, and I was able to continue working at about 90% of my usual productivity. Without Dragon, I would have had to take time off of work, or seriously prolong my recovery by continuing to type." Bridgette
"It is truly amazing, and my fellow classmates are in awe at how fast I am able to get my work done." Emily D.
"I am a sophomore at Dominican University. I have spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Throughout high school, and now college, Dragon has been an invaluable tool in helping me put down my thoughts on paper in an efficient and effective way. I began using Dragon NaturallySpeaking early in high school. I am unable to hand write, and I wanted to be able to share my thoughts independently without the hassle of having to dictate to someone else. I soon realized that Dragon could level the playing field for me. Thanks to this program, I was able to write in a way that worked for me. Using my voice to dictate, rather than my hands to write or type enabled me to overcome a barrier to academic success. As I look ahead, I see that Dragon NaturallySpeaking will be an integral part of my future success." David G.
"I use Dragon to correct college student assignments. It allows me to quickly address corrections and recommendations to the writer in a comfortable and easy manner. The reaction from the students is that they seem to think I am talking to them instead of using very brief messages that are not very candid or in any detail. I can add enormous detail very easily. When correcting papers one tends to use very limited explanations to the writer, but with Dragon one can easily explain complex ideas and elaborate issues very easily." Jerry K.
"Being free from typing improves my speed and creative writing ability." Jeffrey T.
"I've always enjoyed writing, but Dragon has definitely added to my joy. Each day, I find something new and wonderful that it can do. It is an amazing product." Linda R.
"Dragon has become an indispensable tool of my daily routine - email, letters, and an occasional short story are all composed with it." John M.
"It is a pleasure to sit in front of my computer talking to Dragon like an old friend." Charles I.
“Dragon NaturallySpeaking has completely transformed the way I work. It has allowed me to be far more productive, since I no longer have to turn dictation over to a secretary or try to type manually." Allen L.
“As a lawyer handling a large volume of cases, office efficiency is a must. Dragon required virtually no training; ready to go right out of the box. I can honestly say Dragon NaturallySpeaking is the best office product I have ever used." Howell A.
“It has greatly increased my productivity (talking is way faster than typing), and I absolutely love it! It really is changing the way we interact with computers." Lisa S.
“It can type almost as fast as I can speak. This has improved my life because it allows me to give my hands a break from typing." Jeanne D.
“From day 1 it was amazing!!!" Jeanine Y.
“Although I can type fairly well, Dragon speeds up the process. Dragon is faster for me and more accurate than typing." Jon S.
“I can dictate a document probably quicker than someone writing, and the best part: the words are spelled correctly." Terry S.
“The old discomfort and frustration with writing are now replaced by the fun of dictation and by the satisfaction of timely completion of my projects." Alan K.
“I popped the CDs in my computer, installed it, and within an hour, I was using it … I was impressed beyond words with the accuracy." Brian S.
"I have doubled my productivity and found that I can more creatively write my reports by talking rather than typing. Dragon Naturally Speaking has helped me grow my business well beyond my former limitations without adding any additional people or costs." John B.
“I am constantly looking for ways to work smarter. I love using voice recognition software and it works, even with my southern accent." Jacquelyn R.
“I am out of the office a lot and use my digital recorder to take notes and reminders of things that need to be taken care of. When I get back to the office I upload the digital recorder, and I am amazed at the accuracy of the transcription." Tom A.
“In my line of work, I have to give the same responses many times throughout the day and by simply adding commands, I can say one word and Dragon will automatically type that whole paragraph for that command for me. I can just turn on the computer, start the Dragon software and I am ready to talk my computer into doing almost anything." Dwayne S.
“Dragon has been able to accurately learn new and complex words and phrases easily. Without Dragon I would not be able to continue my career." Howard B.