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.

Where can I access Dragon?

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

How do I access Dragon?

  • 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 installation is complete, minimise or close Software Center and click on: Start > All Programs >Dragon.

How do I get help with Dragon?

Please see these Video tutorials and user guides for help on how to use Dragon.

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