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Old 08-15-2016, 10:52 AM   #1
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being partially sighted I use speech to text on my Android tablet is there a suitable software on my laptop


Is here a software for speech to text to run in Mint 17 on Lenovo laptop? Than you for loking
 
Old 08-15-2016, 11:22 AM   #2
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Give Simon a try-
You'll need a headset or a microphone.

Simon recognized my voice on my Slackware machine but I wasn't able to get it fully working.
You might have more success with Simon on Linux Mint.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/simon...h-recognition/
https://simon.kde.org/

CMU Sphinx is another speech recognition software for Linux. I've never tried it.
http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/

Blather is another.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1568

Good luck-
 
Old 08-15-2016, 12:28 PM   #3
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You might like to consider Vinux, a Ubuntu-based distribution for the partially-sighted and blind
http://vinuxproject.org/

For Mint, there's the Orca screen reader and the Julius speech recognition system. There may be an "assistive technology" package: there is in Ubuntu. It may even be installed already.
 
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Thak you one and shall try them all. I am hoping the built in mic,' I'wll do .Any thoughts?
 
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Thak you one and shall try them all. I am hoping the built in mic,' I'wll do .Any thoughts?
Any thoughts on what?
 
Old 08-16-2016, 09:41 PM   #6
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John Kulp, who podcasts at Hacker Pubic Radio, favors Blather for voice commands, but I get the impression it's not really an accessibility program, but more one for convenience. It might be worth a look, though.

Here are links to two podcasts he's done on setting up Blather.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2039

http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2054
 
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Making any progress jackboy?
 
Old 08-27-2016, 04:16 AM   #8
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Thank you for your interest
However such is the state of my vision that is much as I can do to tap an app little own coding
Jack boy
 
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Is there someone that could install Simon or one of the other Voice Recognition programs for you?

If my memory serves me correctly Simon is very easy to install on Linux Mint and Ubuntu.-
It's in the Software Center.
 
  


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