WORLD DYSLEXIA AWARENESS DAY 2019
Mark Geremia, VP and GM for Dragon Professional and Consumer, Nuance Communications.
Studies have found that on average one in every 10 people in the UK are dyslexic and struggle with literacy.
Encouragingly, in recent years there has been a new focus on education around dyslexia. Through in-depth studies and research alongside efforts to raise awareness – such as World Dyslexia Awareness Day - a new understanding of the condition is being established and outdated misconceptions are – thankfully – being challenged.
For many living with dyslexia, using AI-powered speech recognition software, such as Dragon, could open up a new world of possibilities.
For example, the keyboard can often act as a barrier, for those with dyslexia. Removing it ultimately provides a more fluid writing experience and grants the user a level of confidence that they might not have ever been able to achieve using pen and paper.
When using speech recognition, those with dyslexia also do not need to worry about spelling issues. Designed with high recognition accuracy built-in, today’s speech recognition solutions are up to 99% accurate. They are also able to transcribe up to 160 words per minute, meaning that the conversion of thoughts into words is quicker than ever before.
In essence, AI-powered speech recognition technologies can provide a less daunting way to work for those with dyslexia. The confidence that they can obtain through using these technologies can help them to reach their potential and excel in whatever path they choose.