Voice Recognition Technology Enhances Communication
(San Jose, CA)
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...