Writer meets arthritis
December 3, 2009 11:18 AM Subscribe
Mac voice-recognition software for a writer with arthritis.
posted by grumblebee to computers & internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My father's arthritis is making it more and more difficult for him to type. This is hard for him, because he's been a writer for decades (over 25 books and countless articles). He is considering switching to voice-recognition software.
Here are some things to note:
- He is originally from England but has lived in the US since the 1950s. He is a very clear speaker, but his accent is a mix of British (cockney originally) and American.
- He owns a Mac.
- He is not highly computer literate, but he lives in a university town and could find people to help him set things up if necessary. He probably will have trouble if the voice-recognition software itself is overly complicated to use.
I am looking for any advice and experiences with this. What is the state of the art these days? What's available for the Mac? What is the experience like for people who are heavy users?