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Transcription of Windows Speech Recognition Demo

Welcome to the demonstration of Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista.

Speech Recognition empowers you to interact with your computer by voice.

Use Speech Recognition to dictate documents and e-mail, navigate the Internet, and command applications and the operating system by saying what you see. Speech Recognition is located in Ease of Access in the Control Panel.

Select:

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Ease of Access
  • Speech Recognition Options

First, select and set up a microphone, then take the Speech Tutorial and train your computer to better understand you. The more you train your computer the smoother your speech recognition experience will be.

Basics

To begin, just say:

START LISTENING

The feedback area changes from "Sleeping" to "Listening" to let you know it's ready.

If you need help, just say:

SHOW SPEECH OPTIONS

Now, choose a command such as Help, or the speech reference card. Say:

OPEN SPEECH REFERENCE CARD

Get a full-screen view by saying the name of the maximize button.

MAXIMIZE

Choose another topic by just saying its name:

DICTATION

SCROLL DOWN

Close the window by simply saying:

CLOSE THAT

Dictating

Speech Recognition allows you to dictate text by voice.

We'll open a WordPad document to demonstrate.

OPEN WORDPAD

Then, just start dictating.

HI MARY

Say what punctuation you want to add.

COMMA

Move to the next line by saying:

NEW PARAGRAPH

IT WAS A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU ON WEDNESDAY (PERIOD)

If there are mistakes in your dictation, they are easy to correct. In this case "won" was intended to be the word "on":

CORRECT WON

Select the correct word from the list of word options. In this example, the word "on" is the word we need to use. Say:

7

When the correct word is highlighted, say:

OK

If you want to change a word in your sentence, just select it, and then say the new word that you want to replace it with.

SELECT PLEASURE

DELETE

DELIGHT

Close the draft message by telling your computer to close WordPad.

CLOSE WORDPAD

Commanding

Speech Recognition allows you to control windows, start programs, switch between windows, and click on buttons, all using only your voice. Speech Recognition recognizes the names of programs and buttons and acts like you just clicked them when you say their names.

OPEN INTERNET EXPLORER

This page has a lot of links and toolbar commands. But, if you don't know the name of a button or command, or just want to get at a link quickly, you can use the command, "Show numbers."

SHOW NUMBERS

Look for the number on top of the link you want to select. Say:

37

When it becomes highlighted, say:

OK

Choose a top navigation link, the same way, first say:

SHOW NUMBERS

Look for the number for the command you want and say the number. Say:

33

Select it by saying:

OK

When you're finished (just like you did with WordPad) say "close" and the name of the program you want to close.

CLOSE INTERNET EXPLORER

Windows

You can scroll up and down in any open window, close and minimize windows, and switch between running programs all by saying what you want the computer to do.

Let's open two programs at once and switch back and forth between them.

OPEN WORDPAD

OPEN INTERNET EXPLORER

Let's copy the link from the open Web page into our WordPad document.

COPY

Now, we'll switch back to WordPad by saying:

SWITCH TO WORDPAD

We'll paste the link into the document by saying the command:

PASTE

Finally, you can minimize all windows to the Taskbar by using:

SHOW DESKTOP

You can move the cursor anywhere on the screen and tell your mouse to "Click". You do this with the Mousegrid. Say:

MOUSEGRID

Since the program you want to select is within the number 8 area on the Mousegrid, say:

Eight

It's still within the number 8 part of the grid, so say "eight" again.

Eight

One more time and the center of the Mousegrid will be right over where you want to click.

Eight

Now, just say "click" and your mouse pointer will move to that location from wherever it is on screen and will click, opening Internet Explorer again. Say:

CLICK

You can activate any key by saying "Press" plus the name of the key. For example, to open the Help menu, use the shortcut key "F1." Say:

PRESS F1

Some keys don't even need "press" to activate—you can select "Delete, Backspace, Enter, Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, and Tab" by just saying their names. Let's move from topic to topic on this page by tabbing. Say:

TAB

TAB

Learn more about what you can do with Speech Recognition in the Speech Recognition Tutorials, and find more information in the Windows Help and Support Center.

This concludes our demonstration.

Tutorials are provided for the accessibility settings and programs demonstrated.

For more information, visit the Microsoft Accessibility Web site at: www.microsoft.com/enable/.

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