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January 2018 Blog Posts (8)

Dragon Naturally Speaking and Microsoft Word

Using Word with NaturallySpeaking

Universal Commands 

Go to Sleep


Microphone off


New Line

New Paragraph

Caps On/Caps Off

All Caps On/All Caps Off

No Caps On/No Caps Off

Tab or Tab Key


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Added by Jennifer Mundl on January 23, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments

Staying Organized at Work: Technology Tools for Task Management and Focus

I recently gave a workshop on staying organized at work, in which I highlighted assistive technology tools that support task management and focus. These executive function skills are essential for success at work and include managing your time, prioritizing tasks, recalling directions, and maintaining attention. I’d like to share some of this technology here, as it may be helpful to readers on Punch-In. The tools are grouped into three categories: time management, organization, and managing…


Added by Sarah Giffen-Hunter on January 19, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Product Review- Fleix Gray Computer Glasses

I posted a blog several months ago about the trend for blue-light filters for digital devices. There may not be a plethora of clinical studies to support the claim that blue-light filtering glasses and screen covers can reduce Digital Eye Strain (DES) and insomnia. However, the studies available show that blue-light may be linked to eye strain, macular cellular damage, and sleep cycle disruption. I decided to test the concept myself and purchased a pair of Felix Gray Computer Glasses for…


Added by Erika J. Kluge on January 16, 2018 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Dragon Naturally Speaking, recommendation for purchasing



Voice Recognition Purchasing Recommendations

Computer specifications

  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor
  • Processor Cache: 512 KB
  • Memory (RAM):
    • 32-bit: 4 GB for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 
    • 64-bit: 4GB  for Window 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Free hard disk space: 4GB
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 8 and 8.1 (32-bit and…

Added by Jennifer Mundl on January 10, 2018 at 1:44pm — 1 Comment

Interview With Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of getting to talk to Cliff Weitzman, the creator of Speechify. You may recall first learning of Cliff a few months ago when Erika featured him in one of her…


Added by Adrienne Kleinman on January 8, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Voice recognition part 1

Power of Your Voice: Part Two

Accuracy and Commitment


Your voice is a powerful tool which can empower you. It promotes independence by accessing the environment or writes passages of text. This is vital when there is a spinal cord injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain injury, or a learning disability. It is not an option for everyone. This resource explains the pros and cons of voice control programs.…


Added by Jennifer Mundl on January 5, 2018 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Customized Employment

Customized employment is a flexible process designed to personalize the employment relationship between a job candidate and an employer in a way that meets the needs of both. It is based on an individualized match between the strengths, conditions, and interests of a job candidate and the identified business needs of an employer. Customized Employment utilizes an individualized approach to employment planning and job development. one person at a time and one employer at a…


Added by Great Lakes ADA Center on January 4, 2018 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Employment Tips: Stand Up For Yourself

This month we will continue to highlight from a topic heading from our archive of Digital Employment Tips which you will find on our website. These topics range from Application, Attitude, Cover Letter/Resume, Disability Issues, Interview, Networking, and Work Experience. For this entry I will be discussing from the seventh section from the topic heading Attitude, specifically Standing Up For Yourself—an action that we all must know how to do in our personal lives, academic lives, and work…


Added by Adrienne Kleinman on January 2, 2018 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

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