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Become a Dragon Master: Hands-on Training Workshop on Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Proposal No: 200

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Length of Session (in hours): 2Format: Lab Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: General Conference

Summary of Session

Become a Dragon Master: Introduction and QuickStart tips on setting up Dragon NaturallySpeaking for individuals & lab situations. Gain hands-on experience in the setup and use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

Abstract

Experience a hands-on workshop on how to set up, customize, import vocabulary, including specialized vocabulary, and show others how to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking in both individual & laboratory environments. Workshop will focus on the Windows environment. Handouts will be available for both Windows and Macintosh formats. Demonstrations as well as hands-on training will be included in the workshop. Presentation & training materials also available on portable transcription devices, including maximizing the use of speech to text portable recording devices. Also covered in the workshop will be tips and tricks on when and how to use Dragon.

Kepoints

  1. overview of dictation software technology, including when, where and how it\\\'s used in different environments
  2. how to setup and customize the software for optimum benefit & use
  3. how to set up an effective training program at your campus

Speaker Bio(s)

Wink Harner

Wink Harner - Has been an active member of ATHEN for a number of years and is currently serving on the Executive Board as Member-At-Large. She is the former director of disability services at Mesa Community College in Arizona, the Adaptive Technology Specialist for the DR office at Southern Oregon University, and is currently doing freelance adaptive technology consulting and highly specialized alternative text conversions in math, sciences and foreign languages. She has been a professor of multiple languages for more than 25 years and since August 2016, Wink has been teaching the assistive technology core courses for CUNY's new Masters in Disability Studies Program.

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