Would you like to write documents by speaking to your computer, rather than typing, or are you somebody who needs to perform all your computer operations with little or no use of your hands? While still challenging, these feats are becoming ever more possible with the steady improvement of speech recognition technology.
Dean Martineau will provide an overview of the available resources to make this all possible on Tek Talk on July 19 at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time, 8:00 P.M. Eastern time, 00:00 Tuesday GMT. He will provide guidelines to help you evaluate which of the available speech recognition options might be for you, and will demonstrate some aspects of them. This will be an opportunity for you to learn about the state of the art in speech recognition as it pertains to the blind, and to ask questions about your own situation.
Presenter: Dean Martineau
Date: Monday, July 19, 2010
Time: 5:00 PM PDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM CDT, and 8:00 PM EDT
and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 00:00 GMT
More details below:
Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room.
Select The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at: Accessible World
Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen.
All Tek Talk training events are recorded so if you are unable to participate live at the above times then you may download the presentation or podcast from the Tek Talk archives on our website at www.accessibleworld.org
If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to the Accessible World online rooms.
All online interactive programs are free of charge, and open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer, speakers, and a sound card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with the presenters and others in the virtual audience or text chat with the attendees. To speak to us, hold down the control key and talk; then let up to listen.
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Accessible World Contacts:
Robert Acosta, Chair
Marcia Moses, Events Coordinator
Steve Hoffman, President
The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly relevant information about new products, services, and training opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access barriers that adversely affect them