As the blocks come off technology in exams, Sal McKeown reckons Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 is ready
I was a very early adopter of voice recognition. I used it for the first time some 15 years ago to help a student whose dissertation had disappeared from her hard disc. I dictated 3,000 words from a tatty print-out and I could not believe how accurate it was.
I was a convert and demoed it to various groups around the country. I have to say that it worked better in my kitchen than in exhibition halls or training suites and I never achieved that same level of accuracy in public that I enjoyed at home. Having just tried the latest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, published by Nuance, I suspect it has become more robust and will travel better.