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Nuance Introduces Dragon SpeechPack for Designers

Special Version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Speech-Enables Today’s Popular Design Applications, Lending a Third Hand to Designers for a Big Productivity Boost

Burlington, MA – June 01, 2010 – Nuance Communications, Inc. today introduced Dragon SpeechPack for Designers, a new Dragon NaturallySpeaking suite with a special set of commands for leading graphical design tools. By collapsing repetitive tasks into simple voice commands, Dragon allows designers to work faster and more efficiently, freeing their hands and delivering a huge boost in productivity.

Using Dragon speech recognition to augment the traditional mouse and keyboard approach makes it faster and easier for designers to control the applications that they use every day. With Dragon SpeechPack for Designers, people can use their voice to work with most industry-standard design packages, such as Adobe® InDesign®; Adobe® Photoshop®; Adobe® Illustrator®; Adobe® Dreamweaver®; Fireworks®; Contribute®; After Effects®; Premiere Pro® , Quark Express, Corel Draw, Corel Photo Paint and more. Mouse clicks and key strokes can be replaced with simple, quick voice commands, giving designers a “third hand” so that they can stay more focused on design and less on hunting and pecking through multi-level menu structures. And because Dragon SpeechPack for Designers includes a full version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, they can also create documents, manage email, and surf the web – completely by voice, three times faster than typing.

“For those working in design, being able to simply speak commands or quickly navigate through various repetitive program elements frees their minds and lets them keep their hands focused on the design process, which translates to substantial time savings,” said Peter Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager for Dragon, Nuance Communications. “And for many people, creative ideas often vanish as quickly as they come; Dragon truly allows us to keep up with the speed of our ideas.”

Dragon SpeechPack for Designers makes it easy for designers to simply speak their minds with their favorite design software.

  • Proven Speech Recognition Accuracy with Dragon NaturallySpeaking
    Speak to the computer and watch the words appear on the screen. Launch applications, open files, create documents, manage email and work on the web – all by voice. Dragon delivers proven accuracy that continues to improve the more it is used.
  • Speed through Routine Computer Tasks
    Dragon eliminates the manual task of typing so that users can quickly and easily capture thoughts and control the computer by voice.
  • Improve Design Efficiency
    Talking is three times faster than typing. Adding voice as an extension to traditional mouse and keyboard actions makes it faster and easier to execute design tasks.
  • Simplify Design Control
    Designers can use the mouse for design and selection functions while using voice commands to selects tools, filters and commands.
  • Concentrate on the Design
    Speak changes to filters, control design tools, and more; designers can concentrate more on the impact of changes made in real time.
  • Works with Most Windows-Based Applications, Including Popular Design Tools
    Dragon SpeechPack for Designers works with most Windows-based applications, such as Microsoft® Word®, Internet Explorer®, and more. It also enables you to command and control most industry-standard design packages, including Adobe® InDesign®; Adobe® Photoshop®; Adobe® Illustrator®; Adobe® Dreamweaver®; Fireworks®; Contribute®; After Effects®; Premiere Pro® , Quark Express, Corel Draw, Corel Photo Paint and more.

Availability and Pricing

Nuance’s Dragon SpeechPack for Designers is available immediately in the US and Canada through Nuance’s Web site as well as its software retailer partners. Dragon SpeechPack for Designers is priced at $129.99. For additional information on features and pricing, or to purchase Dragon SpeechPack for Designers, please visit

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Dragon has long been a leading speech recognition application on the desktop, used by millions of people around the world. As demand for speech has grown, Nuance has sought to make speech recognition accessible to more people, from more places and devices. Nuance recently launched several Dragon Mobile Apps — including Dragon Dictation, Dragon Search and Dragon for E-mail — for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and select BlackBerry devices. And now automotive manufacturers can harness the power of Dragon to allow drivers to access dynamic real-time information and services by voice – right in their cars.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance is a leading provider of speech, imaging and customer interaction solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, please visit

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