Boston-IA and AVIOS invitation to Dragon NaturallySpeaking presentation
10 Mar 2008 - 7:03pm
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* Please distribute to the IxDA Boston group *
Friends of Boston-IA,
On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, Boston-IA (http://www.boston-ia.org/) and the
New England Chapter of the Applied Voice Input/Output
Society<http://www.avios.com/mass/>(AVIOS) will present experts on the
use of speech recognition software by
people who control their computers and surf the Internet by voice - rather
than by using a mouse or keyboard.
Molly Corbett, usability specialist and speech accessibility advocate, Kim
Patch, founder of Redstart Systems <http://www.redstartsystems.com/> and
creator of a program called "Utter Command", and Stefan Sherwood of Nuance
Communications <http://www.nuance.com/> (makers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking
- the most widely used software for controlling a personal computer by
voice) will demonstrate speech recognition software in action, and share
their experiences designing accessible software and visiting web sites by
The meeting will raise the issue of best practices for making Web sites
accessible for people who surf without using their hands, and discuss
whether or not voice control requires special techniques.
"Surfing the Web by Voice"*
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Demonstration by Molly Corbett, speech accessibility advocate, Kim Patch of
RedStart Systems, and Stefan Sherwood of Nuance Communications.
The meeting is free for members of Boston-IA, affiliates of AVIOS New
England and the Boston Voice Users Group, and employees and guests of Nuance
Communications. The meeting is $15 for all others, payable at the door. Join
Boston-IA for $50 (renewable January, 2009) and attend for free. Light
refreshments will be served.