Voice input

Some users may prefer to use only the keyboard for navigation due to difficulty in controlling a mouse or other pointing device. The user should be able to efficiently carry out all tasks with a keyboard alone.

Discussion by Disabilities

Physical

  • People with severe physical disabilities may have difficulty typing or pointing with a traditional keyboard and mouse. Voice input can be used instead to type much more efficiently.

Blind and Low Vision

  • People who are blind or who have very low vision may not be able to see text as they type, and thus can enter text more quickly and efficiently through a voice input system.

Existing Products

Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.

Open Source and free

These products are free and their source code may be modified with few restrictions.

Free, not necessarily open source

These products are free to use, but may have strict restrictions on viewing and modifying source code.

Commercial, with free trial

These products are free to try for a limited period of time or with limited functionality. They must be purchased for full functionality.

Commercial, no free trial

These products must be purchased to be used, and did not offer free trials at the time of posting.

Contributions & Discussion

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