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Dictation/Speech-to-Text/Speech Recognition

The following Free or Low-Cost Assistive Technology programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Dictation/Speech-to-Text/Speech Recognition Support.

Dictation/Speech-to-Text/Speech Recognition

Dictation for Gmail

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Features:

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome extension


Dictation.io

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Features:

  • Speech-to-text web application
  • Allows for the ability to copy, save, publish, tweet, play, email, or print dictated text
  • Supports 100 languages
  • More Information: Dictation.io Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Web Application for Chrome Browser


Dragon Anywhere

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Features:

  • Speech recognition software that recognizes your works and transcribes them
  • Dictate words into text messages, emails, social media, or paste into other apps and programs using the clipboard feature
  • Hands-free, quick dictation for anyone on the go
  • More Information: Dragon Anywhere Website

Cost: Free trial for seven days, $15/month after seven days

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone


GBoard

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Features:

  • Voice typing to dictate text on the go
  • Includes other features as well: emoji search, handwriting, multilingual typing, glide typing and google translate
  • More Information: GBoard Support Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android


LipSurf

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Features:

  • Voice Control for the Web
  • Works within the web browser for Google Docs, webpages, Gmail, and more
  • Open Source Plugins
  • Customizable shortcuts
  • It stays offline when you are not using the program to respect privacy of users
  • More Information: LipSurf Website

Cost: Free, Plus ($3/month), and Premium ($6/month) Options

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


ListNote

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Features:

  • Speak your notes with hands-free speech recognition
  • Organize notes within the app
  • Searchable notes
  • Ability to send notes via SMS, email, Twitter, and more
  • More Information: ListNote Application

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Android


Speechnotes

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Features:

  • Speech to text tool only for dictation
  • Offers a distraction-free environment
  • Allows for the ability to create new sessions, save to Google Drive, email, save to computer, and print
  • Zoom options available
  • More Information: Speechnotes Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource; Chrome Extension; Android


Speechtexter

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Features:

  • Speech to text online tool for Chrome
  • Customizable commands
  • Copy/paste dictated text and/or export as a .txt or .doc file
  • Includes dark mode, light mode, and a word counter
  • More Information: Speechtexter Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource for Chrome Browser


Voice Control for Mac, iPad, iPhone

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Features:

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Mac, iOS: iPad, iPhone


Voice Recognition in Windows 10

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Features:

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Built-In to Windows Operating System


Voice Typing in Google Docs

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Features:

  • Go into your Tools menu in Google Docs and select Voice Typing
  • Click on the microphone that pops up and start talking
  • Your text will be entered into the typing field
  • Correct mistakes without moving your cursor
  • No training needed
  • More Information: Google Voice Typing Support Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Built-In Chrome Browser Option


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