This factsheet provides an overview of how you can control computers, tablets and smartphones with your voice. Communication technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and using voice recognition software to dictate to and control your computer has now become an increasingly attractive and practical proposition for many different users.
Expert Resources: voice control
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Factsheet | Jan 2016
Case Study | Sep 2015
Northumberland-based Belinda Sidebotham is a tetraplegic who was shown how to use her voice to control her computer by an IT Can Help volunteer and now uses her technology to keep in touch with her network of friends and family.
Blog Post | Apr 2015
Imagine for a moment that you couldn’t use one side of your body. Your foot, leg, arm, or hand all stop working - sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently. This is how a stroke might affect you. Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, or is blocked. It also might affect the ability to communicate and process information. It's a devastating blow, but the good news is that there is a lot of technology that can help you.
Blog Post | Sep 2014
Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong condition which affects the central nervous system and the spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, vision problems and sometimes people with the condition can have cognitive issues too. Famous people with the condition include Jack Osborne and Jim Sweeney (UK comedian.)