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Making Input Efficient: Speech and Short Text

taught by: Kim Patch


Session Summary

Speech input is different from other input methods, and depending on how it’s used it can speed users up, or slow them down. I’ll talk about how to minimize its imperfections and maximize its potential.


Description

I’ll talk about and demonstrate strategies for using speech input to write, navigate the web, and control applications on the desktop. I’ll demonstrate a couple of third-party tools that speed things up. I’ll also talk about using speech in conjunction with other input methods, and touch on ways to use speech control on the iPhone/iPad. And I’ll point out some ways supervisors and software and Web developers can make life easier for speech users.


Practical Skills

  • Strategies for using speech input for writing
  • Strategies for using speech input for command-and-control
  • How supervisors and developers can make life easier for speech users