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. 

If you are registered with DDSS, contact your DDSS advisor to see if you are eligible for a personal account.

  • 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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