Wink Harner, Assistive Technology Consultant, The Foreign Type
Disability Area: Topic Area:
Length of Session (in hours): 2
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.
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.
overview of dictation software technology, including when, where and how it\\\'s used in different environments
how to setup and customize the software for optimum benefit & use
how to set up an effective training program at your campus
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. Wink was recently invited as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Texas AHEAD conference. 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, she has been teaching the assistive technology in higher education core courses for CUNY's Masters in Disability Studies Program.