Windows Speech Recognition: Listening to users is the key at Microsoft

Recently the Accessibility team approached me and asked if I’d be interested in providing an essay for their Accessibility Perspectives web site portal. In their own words: “Accessibility Perspectives are a series of essay articles that profile some of the key Microsoft employees, partners and associates who make it easier for people to see, hear,…

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David Pogue says (on NPR) his favorite feature in Vista is Windows Speech Recognition

I know David Pogue really likes Windows Speech Recognition, but today he actually called it out as his favorite feature in Windows Vista this morning on NPR. Here’s exactly what he had to say: Interviewer: “So, what’s your favorite feature?” David Pogue: “Wow, there’s a lot of cool stuff. I have to say the speech…


Experiencing a "Wow" moment with Windows Speech Recognition

Reading customer comments on Windows Vista’s Windows Speech Recognition (WSR) is always fun. I love to hear the positive … and the negative (after all we have to learn what our customers want). This weekend, I saw a post by a new Vista user named Marc. He’s a software developer that has used Dragon Naturally…


Chicago Sun-Times says: Windows Speech Recognition is one of "Vista’s true superstar features"

Today, Andy Ihnatko published an article on Vista called “Vista brightens Windows” in the Chicago Sun-Times. In it, he goes over a lot of the features in Vista, and why they all combined make a compelling upgrade for users. He says: “one of Vista’s true superstar features is its speech recognition.” and then he goes…

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Are you a Mac user? You can still try Windows Speech Recognition

I know there are some people out there that prefer the Mac to the PC. And I know many of them that have tried the Apple built speech recognition features wish they could do more with their Mac. Now they can … Sort of … Parallels just came out with Parallels Desktop for Mac. With…