Save Time and Give Your Hands a Break With Speech Recognition


speech recognitionHave you ever wondered if there was a way that you can save time and give your hands a break while doing things on your computer? Well luckily, there it is! If your computer has Windows Vista or Windows 7 installed on it, it also includes speech recognition. Speech recognition can help you get things done faster on your computer, and also gives your hands a break so that you don’t have to use them as much. In this post, I’ll show you how to set it up and what things it can be used for.

How to set up speech recognition

Speech recognition is pretty easy to set up. If you have Windows 7 all you have to do is go to “All Programs”, “Ease of Access”, and then choose Speech Recognition. The first time you run Speech Recogntion, you’ll have to set it up. The setup process is pretty easy, you just need to go through a tutorial so that your computer can begin to learn what you sound like.

What kinds of things can I do with speech recognition?

You can open programs, as well as different files, and also dictate files or emails. As a matter of fact, most of this post was written using speech recognition. I also wrote most of this post on Work at Home Adventures using speech recognition. The video below shows you how to use speech recognition to open programs and create documents


Is it 100% accurate?

No, it’s is not 100% accurate, but the more you use it, the more accurate it becomes. Even as I dictate this post, I’ve already had to make some changes. However, it has saved my hands a lot of work, up to this point I’ve written almost 300 words mostly by dictating with speech recognition.

Can it be used with all programs?

No, it can’t be used when all programs- I can use it with Microsoft Word and Microsoft OneNote, however I can’t use it with programs like the Evernote to dictate like I’m doing now. I can also use speech recognition with Express Scribe to automatically transcribe voice recordings that I have made. This is useful if you are, for example, writing an eBook, and can’t afford to hire a transcriptionist. I will show how to do this in another post.

If What kinds of things can I do with speech recognition?

You can use speech recognition to do all kinds of things. For example, you can use a speech recognition to open programs, and you can also use it to type and documents. However, keep in mind that speech recognition does not work with all programs. I’ve had success using it with Microsoft Word and Microsoft One Note, but I haven’t had success using it with programs like the Evernote desktop application. However, I can use voice recognition on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Android phone to type documents in Evernote.


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