Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Guidance on accessing, installing and using Dragon NaturallySpeaking.


What does Dragon do?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is voice recognition software that allows you to speak into a microphone or headset attached to your computer to type what you are saying.

You can use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to

  • dictate documents directly
  • dictate into a digital recorder and transcribe it later
  • browse the web
  • control your applications and desktop

Accessing Dragon

Dragon is available in Assistive Technology Room 1.25 on the first floor of the Information Commons.

  • Click on the Start button and select Software Center. Alternatively, click on the Software Center icon on the desktop.
  • A list of available software will appear. This may take several minutes, and you may see the message 'No items found'.
  • When the list appears, click on Dragon. If it isn’t listed, press the F5 key to refresh.
  • Click on Install at the bottom right of the screen. The status column shows you the progress of the download.
  • When the installation is complete, minimise or close Software Center and click on Start > All Programs >Dragon.

Get help

See these video tutorials and user guides for help on how to use Dragon.

Ask a question

Email: library@sheffield.ac.uk

Phone: +44 114 222 7200

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