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 ( and the
New England Chapter of the Applied Voice Input/Output
Society<>(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 <> and
creator of a program called "Utter Command", and Stefan Sherwood of Nuance
Communications <> (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.

*Meeting Details*
"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.

Nuance Communications
1 Wayside Road
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803

Joint Meeting with AVIOS New England
Hosted by Nuance Communications

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.

You may pre-register by visiting<>or by sending
email to registerlist at Boston-<registerlist at,%202008%22>with
a subject line of "I will attend on March 19, 2008".

We hope to see you there!

New Boston Usability Groups Calendar

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Events Calendar <> at The new calendar is a
collaborative effort between Boston-IA, BostonCHI, UPA Boston, UX Boston,
IxDA Boston, NEC HFES and UPA NH. Keep current by checking the calendar


Ken Kipnes
Event Coordinator

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