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Use of Speech (voice) Recognition by People with Disabilities

People with disabilities are another part of the population that benefit from using speech recognition programs. It is especially useful for people who have difficulty with or are unable to use their hands, from mild repetitive stress injuries to involved disabilities that require alternative input for support with accessing the computer. In fact, people who used the keyboard a lot and developed RSI became an urgent early market for speech recognition.[4][5] Speech recognition is used in deaf telephony, such as voicemail to text, relay services, and captioned telephone. Individuals with learning disabilities who have problems with thought to paper communication (essentially they think of an idea but it is processed incorrectly causing it to end up differently on paper) can benefit from the software as it helps to overlap that weakness.

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