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Adaptive Technologies That I Use the Most

I have been thinking recently that some of you might be interested in learning about some of the assistive technology that I use on a regular basis. Keep in mind I am not an expert in how all these technologies work. So, for further details if you are interested, look at the specific technologies on the Internet. The first technology I will discuss is Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I find this program to be extremely useful because I cannot write that quickly with this technology’s assistance, I write everything with Dragon that I need to write. I especially use this technology when writing emails. Letters, etc. basically, anything I need to write. I use this technology. to write on my blog posts.

I do not like using this phrase very much, but I think Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been a godsend. It allows me to write anything that I want to without need someone to write for me. The other great thing about this technology is that it adds to the punctuation that I need in a sentence. So, the only thing I really have to worry about is conveying the right tone in any paragraph. Another great thing is that this will not get tired, so I can write for as long as I want. I was told about this technology in middle school. I even got a chance to use an earlier version of it to write some papers. When I got my first laptop, they were able to transfer the program to laptop and since that time I have not looked back. My use really took off in college. I wrote all my papers with it, and they did not come out half bad if I do say so myself.

Another technology that has made a significant difference in my life is my Victor Reader. This device was the kind of device that I was looking for in college, it would have made lectures a breeze for me. I discovered this device while I was in Honolulu. It was actually recommended to me by the head of a company called Island technologies. This device can be used as a recorder. It helped me significantly by the fact that it was able to record lectures in a classroom setting. The sound was extremely clear this device also plays audiobooks from the library for the blind and physically handicapped, which is a service that I been using since childhood.

Another amazing thing this device can do is, it can download books straight from the library for blind without the need for cartridges. I will say that I prefer the second-generation of this device. The third generation has some minor improvements, such as having Bluetooth. And expanded memory as well as more voices from different regions of the world. I think the most significant difference between the second and the third is the ability of the second-generation to download digital books. I can tell the third generation does not have that capability. My opinion does not make up for the fact that the creators of this device could not just leave well enough alone. I understand expanding the memory but if something is not broken. Why improve upon it. I understand all the cosmetic changes like the memory and the boy selection. The only thing that I do not understand is the fact they took away the ability of this device to easily transfer the cartridge books onto this device. Which I am sure was a slight oversight by the engineers of the third generation of the Victor reader but is still mildly vexing to those of us who enjoy good digital books on the cartridge as much as the selection of audiobooks even gets directly from Library for the blinds digital service.

I recommend Dragon NaturallySpeaking to anyone who finds it difficult to write at a fast pace. I also recommend it to anyone who is visually impaired or has visual difficulties. I recommend the Victor reader second-generation to anyone who is blind or visually impaired.

I have detailed Victor reader second-generation’s technical specifications. In a previous blog, I also encourage you to check it out.

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