The Nuance Assistive Tech Leadership Series continues with an exploration of how assistive tech is improving educational accessibility, and you could be part of the discussion by attending a virtual roundtable
In the UK, people with disabilities are more than twice as likely to have no qualifications than someone without disabilities. Less than 22% of disabled people have degree-level qualifications, with many reporting GCSEs as their highest level of qualification.
For many students with disabilities, accessibility is one of the main barriers standing between them and reaching their educational goals. But with such variety in disabilities – and how they affect the everyday lives of those with them—there’s no one-size-fits-all way to make education accessible.
Fortunately, the range of assistive tools and technologies is growing by the year, offering new ways for students to work in comfortable, intuitive, and accessible ways.
Speech-to-text has proven a popular option for students for decades now, thanks to its versatility. It’s ideal for helping overcome both physical impairments, which can make typing difficult, and cognitive issues, which can affect concentration.
But many students rely on freeware tools or the built-in speech recognition on their devices, which often don’t offer the level of accuracy they need—especially if they’re studying fields with specialist terminology.
Recommended by Disabled Students Allowance assessors, Dragon Professional Anywhere is our professional-grade speech solution. It provides virtually hands-free digital dictation and navigation for students, helping them complete assignments, use browsers and apps, and even fill in forms using full voice control.
Based on our latest speech recognition engine, Dragon is up to 99% accurate from the first use, and intelligently adapts to students’ voices, habits, and preferences over time. Students no longer need to rely on a mouse and keyboard to work, and can freely dictate and express their ideas without worrying about spelling or grammar.
With options for desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, Dragon takes the versatility of speech-to-text to a new level, helping students work productively and intuitively wherever and however they’re studying.
Reserve your place at the virtual roundtable now to hear from experts in educational accessibility, and add your voice to the discussion. Taking place at 11am on 22 September 2021.
Secure your spot to explore the role of speech recognition in opening up education to as many students as possible, and how assistive technologies can be carried forward into their careers.
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