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Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium & Home Speech Recognition Software

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From everyday tasks to personal projects, Dragon 13 Home helps you get things done in a fun, easier way using just your voice.  Email friends, search the web, dictate homework assignments and more.

Dragon 13 Premium takes voice command to the next level with enhanced features for greater accuracy and speed when creating documents, emailing, searching the web and more — at work, school, on the go, or in the office.

Whether you’re a parent, student, retiree or busy multi-tasker, Dragon 13 Home offers you an easy way to complete everyday tasks on your computer, simply by speaking.  Dragon learns the words and phrases you use the most and can adapt to spell even difficult words and proper names correctly. And by using the Vocabulary Editor, add single words or phrases for more accurate dictation as you go.

Search for a recipe while chopping onions or complete a homework assignment with your hands behind your head. With Dragon 13 you can dictate text in more places, with multiple microphone options including the one built-into your laptop. So you can go both hands-free and headset free.  Check your assignments, memos and letters quickly and easily. Dragon’s natural-sounding text-to-speech or audio playback of your own dictation takes the reading out of proofreading.

Dictate, edit and format memos, to-do lists or even a memoir. Writer’s block? Think out loud to capture ideas in Microsoft, Notepad, WordPerfect and other popular applications. You can even talk to fill out forms for online shopping, class registration and more. Use voice commands like:

  • "Open Notepad…Grover family tree 1919"

  • "Spell that K-A-T-H-R-Y-N"

  • "Spell that R-U-M-P-E-L-S-T-I-L-T-S-K-I-N"

  • "Worchester Elementary bake sale…format that bold"

Or, create custom commands for frequently used words and phrases or to manage files and photos.

Use your voice to search the web or specific websites for recipes, information, videos, directions, or browse online stores with commands like:

  • "Search Google for the best brunch in Chicago"

  • "Open top site for local weather forecast"

  • "Search video for puppies"

Email friends and family by dictating, editing and sending messages with your favorite web-based email accounts and manage kids’ activities, social engagements and other appointments in your calendar with voice commands like:

  • "Click Compose"

  • "Click Reply"

  • "Create a new all day event"

Update your Facebook and Twitter status and navigate social media without touching the keyboard, plus speak into a chat client instead of typing to quickly IM friends and family with commands like:

  • "Post to Facebook 'Looking forward to poker tonight'"

  • "Post to Facebook ‘I’m going to be in Austin next week. Anyone want to meet up?"

  • "Post to Twitter ‘Just ate my first sushi burrito #yumyum'"

We recommend minimum 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012.  We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.  We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB).

  • Internet Explorer® 9 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox® to view the software’s Online Help (free download at

  • System Requirements: The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.

  • A sound card supporting 16-bit recording

  • A DVD-ROM drive for installation from disk

  • An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)

  • Note: Supports Microsoft® Office 2010 and 2013. Does not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition.

Start using Dragon within minutes of opening the box. The enhanced intuitive design and helpful tutorials make it easy to use and master working with Dragon.

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Web Accessibility 101: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Demonstration Video (05:06)

Thomas Logan, Senior Accessibility Consultant for SSB BART Group, demonstrates the use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software to perform basic tasks including completing a form online.  

Web Accessibility 101: Using Microsoft Word with Dragon NaturallySpeaking (02:00)

Thomas Logan, Senior Accessibility Consultant for SSB BART Group, demonstrates the use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software in Microsoft Word.