Voice Recognition Technology Enhances Communication

by Anna
(San Jose, CA)

Voice Recognition Technology For Seniors

Voice Recognition Technology For Seniors

My mom uses voice recognition technology as she is not able to write letters anymore, even though she has always preferred that type of communication among family and friends.


It's also hard for her to read e-mails or type e-mails on a computer, even with help. I activated the voice recognition technology on a laptop that I gave her a few months ago, and showed her how to use it.

Now she doesn't have to type anymore, which is a good thing, and she can literally "speak" her e-mail responses. Some computers are also set up to ‘read’ digital print, and this also makes it extremely easy for her to maintain communication, especially with the younger members of the family who are adept at Internet usage and digital communication.

Voice recognition technologies, especially when it comes to computers, is extremely beneficial I found for the elderly who may have difficulty working on computers, typing, or reading font size on computer screens.

At work, a number of employees utilize voice recognition technology, some which are already installed in the latest computer systems, and also through software programs like Dragon.

Yes, times have changed, and in many cases, our seniors are not familiar with, or are uncomfortable learning, these new technologies. However, voice recognition technology is extremely beneficial to the elderly, and can help maintain open lines of communication regardless of distance. It worked for my mom and I highly recommend it...

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Voice Recognition Technology Could Help My Parents Communicate with Family
by: Gloria

Voice recognition technology has become more commonplace, and as the technology advances, the capabilities will also provide additional benefits and comfort to those who are physically handicapped.

I like this idea, and will look at my parent's laptop to see if the technology is installed in their computer. If not, I think I'll look into getting some software that will help them maintain these open lines of communication with other family members who live out of state.

Speaking instead of typing the words will give them an easier way to send an email...

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Voice Recognition Technology helps My Dad with the Computer
by: Catherine

At first, my dad didn't even want to come within 10 feet of the computer, but now he's on it at least an hour, sometimes more every day.

It took a while, but after I showed him how to utilize voice recognition technology, he's "writing" his autobiography!

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