The perfect accessibility solution


Take away the mechanical aspects of typing and let users create and edit documents, send email, or search the web with unparalleled speed, ease, and comfort – simply by speaking.


Make computers easier and more comfortable to use

Work virtually hands-free

Individuals with accessibility issues, from carpal tunnel and RSI to learning disabilities, face unique challenges when it comes to using a computer. The keyboard and mouse become barriers to productivity, not to mention a cause of pain and frustration. Stop typing and put your voice to work to create and edit documents, send email and more.

Remove the challenges of writing or using a computer

By taking away the mechanical aspects of typing, Dragon provides a more efficient way to control a computer that is less physically and cognitively taxing for those with impairments that may make typing painful or impossible. Dragon turns talk into text, transcribing up to 160 words a minute. Just speak and the words appear on the computer screen, instantly.

Prevent repetitive stress injuries

For users who suffer from arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, Dragon changes the way they interact with the computer. They can be fully productive without aggravating their condition. For others, using Dragon speech recognition can help prevent repetitive stress injuries in the first place.

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Let users work virtually hands-free

Dragon speech recognition has become an invaluable tool for people with accessibility issues that can make typing difficult or painful. Create documents, access data, or navigate a computer desktop - simply by speaking.

  • Provides accessibility for people with physical disabilities that make typing difficult or impossible
  • Helps users with language-based learning disabilities better express themselves in writing
  • Prevents repetitive stress injuries by enabling hands-free computer use
  • Keeps workers with certain injuries on the job
  • Accommodates many users with speech impairments or pronunciation issues
  • Works with popular screen readers like JAWS to help visually impaired users be productive on their computer
  • Section 508 certified to help organizations meet disability management needs

Dragon success stories

Brad Wixen

Fulfilling career dreams

When Dr. Glen House broke his neck and injured his spinal cord while skiing, he didn't let the accident prevent him from fulfilling his dream of a medical career. He uses Dragon to dictate clinical notes. "It keeps costs down because I don't need a medical transcriptionist, which is 10-12 cents a line and really adds up fast," he explains. "I easily dictate 10-12 pages of notes per day, at a minimum, and it can be as much as 50 pages per day sometimes."

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Isaac Jaroslawicz

Freedom to concentrate on writing

A few years ago, Evan Upchurch was a Microsoft employee working in the usability group, where he wrote reports to help the product teams understand how people use software. When he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, colleagues encouraged him to try Dragon. It enabled him to easily transition from using his hands to using his voice for nearly every aspect of computer usage.

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Find the right accessibility solution

Dragon Premium Edition


Dragon 13 Premium

Use you voice to control you computer without pain and frustration.

  • Dictate or modify documents, spreadsheets and more.
  • Use Smart Format Rules so Dragon adapts to you - format abbreviations, numbers and more.
  • Go hands-free and headset free with more microphone options.
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Dragon for Mac


Dragon for Mac

The all-new Dragon for Mac delivers fast speech recognition that’s 15% more accurate than ever, along with versatile transcription and mobility features, to drive individual productivity at work.

  • Speed through document creation 3x faster than typing.
  • Full transcription capabilities to easily transcribe your voice memos into text.
  • Supports latest applications, including Microsoft Word 2016 with Full Text Control.
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Dragon Professional Individual

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Dragon Professional Individual

Drive productivity at work by enabling fast, accurate dictation and transcription with the right level of customization, so you spend less time on paperwork and more time on business.

  • Customize words and commands to reflect your personal preferences.
  • Short-cut repetitive processes using simple voice commands.
  • Dictate anywhere using a digital recorder, transcribe back at your desk.
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System requirements

Find out if Dragon speech recognition works on your computer.
  • RAM: We recommend 2 GB for 32-bit Windows® 7, 8 and 8.1, Windows 10;4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10..
  • CPU: We recommend minimum 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. NOTE: Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • Processor Cache: We recommend minimum 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB L2 cache)
  • Free hard disk space: 4GB. 
If installing from a download: three times as much space is initially needed (after the download is unpacked and installation completes, temporary files can be removed from the system)
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows 8 and 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, 64-bit
  • Internet Explorer® 9 or higher or the current version of Chrome™ or Firefox® to view the software’s Online Help (free download at
  • The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.
  • A sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • A DVD-ROM drive for installation
  • A Nuance-approved microphone. See for more information
  • An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)
  • Note: Supports Microsoft® Office 2010 and 2013. Does not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition.

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