Have Your Device Type What You Speak
Speech Recognition Options for You and Your Students Using our Everyday TechnologyHere's how to access Speech Recognition with the technology devices you already have in Barrington 220.
MacBook Air Laptop (or Other Mac)Launch System Preferences (in the Dock or under the Apple menu) and select Dictation and Speech.
Turn on & check Use Enhanced Dictation.
Once activated, open your writing application document, e-mail, etc.
Press the fn key twice (lower-left corner of the keyboard) to bring up the Mic to begin dictation (this key can be changed in System Preferences).
Google Docs Voice TypingPull down the Tools menu and select Voice Typing.
Add it as an add-on: Click here to learn how to add the SR add on in Google Docs
Tap the mic to begin.
Google Docs Speech Recognition
iPad (or iPhone) Speech Recognition
Use the microphone built into the keyboard to speak sentences, punctuation, and simple commands.
Make sue Siri is turned on in Settings to access this feature.
Please NoteIt is important if a student is going to use these features as an accommodation on their 504 or IEP, that you:
- Teach the student to use the tool.
- Collect data to assess if this is an appropriate accommodation.
For more information on how to teach this to students, download my e-book here!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, training needed, or individual consultation.
Kelly Key, Assistive Technology Coordinator