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Voice Recognition Plug In to Help Dyslexics

  1. I want to add voice recognition software in my son's blog
    His is 10 and having his blog has really changed his whole attitude to dyslexia.
    Problem. I am his scribe and need to help him gets all his words onto the posts.
    We'd like to be able to post directly using voice recognition software so that other kids who he shares posts with - who are also dyslexic - can post back and make themselves a community.
    Anyone got any tips/ideas/software that can help these kids feel able rather than disabled?

    The blog I need help with is insidethemaze.me.

  2. We don't allow plugins on WordPress.com for security reasons. Plugins are a feature only available for self-hosted blogs provided through WordPress.org.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  3. So what's the best way to make wordpress accessible?
    A human answer, rather than a technical one would be appreciated.

  4. Look into Post by Voice:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice/

    But, isn't there a minimum age limit here?

    Also, wouldn't typing and reading help him more towards dealing with it and overcoming it?

  5. Thanks for the link.
    He does type. He does read. But he has mild dyslexia. Some dyslexic kids can't read well and writing is excruciating. But they still have things they want to say and share.
    There was no mention of an age limit when we signed up.

  6. I think there's an age of 13 mentioned somewhere, but you should be OK as long as a parent is involved.

    What about voice-to-text and screen reader programs for your computer?

  7. As a test, I am dictating this message using voice recognition, Dragon. So far it seems to be working well.

  8. My voice recognition system is Dragon naturally speaking 12.0.

    It has a sidebar which includes webpage commands, etc. I am using it to dictate this message.

  9. Thanks so much.

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