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 Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:34 pm 
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Does anyone here have any experience with accessibility software on the Mac?

I've been helping a person with motor neurone disease. He has zero movement in his body so we're using an eye movement monitoring device. He has a Windows 10 Surface Book and we're having a really hard time with both the software and Windows "voice command system", which is, as one might expect from Microsoft, buried in an Advanced menu, in a menu ironically called "Ease of access" on the Settings screen, so there's lot of laborious clicking to do to get to it.
I'm wondering if Macs are better at this sort of thing?


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 Post subject: Re: Accessibility
 Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:45 pm 
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There is Dwell Control but I've absolutely no knowledge of it. Maybe it is not what you want. As to whether it is better than MS: no idea.

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25153?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US


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 Post subject: Re: Accessibility
 Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:54 pm 
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Yes, I have some experience. If he has no body movement but can use his voice then both the Mac's own dictation software, and Dragon Dictate, will both transcribe speech into text but can also be used to control the computer as well.

If he can afford Dragon Dictate, I'd recommend it more, as you can train it with esoteric words, names and phrases that aren't in the general dictionary.

http://www.nuance.co.uk/for-individuals ... /index.htm

It takes a bit of learning, but you could place it in the Login Items to start every time the computer starts, and you can use simple commands such as 'Dictation Mode' or 'Command Mode' to switch between different modes.

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 Post subject: Re: Accessibility
 Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:50 am 
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Nuance makes Dragon Dictate for Mac, and a sister product for Windows.

I can also recommend the Mac product for dictation - and computer control comes with it (not utilized by me).


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