I am trying to help my friend, who is severely disabled due to autism. I have found out that speech recognition is a good interface for disabled people to interact with the computer. One good software which is available in Windows XP is e-speaking software which uses Microsoft Speech API and provides a nice interactive way to use the computer.
One friend who has good cognitive abilities has made efforts to use e-speaking voice recognition and is able to use his computer effectively.
But, I am looking out for another friend, who needs much more motivation to try the speech recognition. I am trying to look for certain motivating examples.
- Games which can be played using speech recognition.
- Software suitable for children studying in 6th-8th grade and which might keep them interested.
- Software which girls might like and which might have voice input too. Story telling Alice comes close, but it does not have voice input.
We also have a Vista computer, but the speech recognition in Vista does not have a voice feedback (when compared to e-speaking) and as I said, the person I am talking about will be more motivated when there is a voice feedback from the computer, so i see e-speaking as the better solution.
I am yet to try Dragon Voice recognition.
If you get my explanation, can you suggest some software that can be operated via voice also will be a motivational one for a young girl.