[BCAB] Voice Recognition on iPhone

Terry Clasper Terry.Clasper at tandt-consultancy.com
Wed Nov 23 10:13:15 GMT 2011

Hi Tim.
For me I'm getting generally very good results.
Certainly using Siri for text dictation where for example you are in an e-mail or text message environment its fairly good. The fiddley bit I think is correcting errors if you don't use another input device. Yes of course using the screen you can manipulate the cursor, delete word etc, but that it quite time consuming and I suspect would be a real issue to someone who had dexterity or other such issues that made screen based interaction problematic.

From a command and control perspective, for example telling Siri to call someone etc, I find for the most part it works just fine erespective of the environment I've used it in.
So I don't think Siri is a solution on its own, but if combined with other input tools it certainly has the potential to make the IPhone usable for people who previously perhaps couldn’t of considered it.
Hoep these ramblings are slightly interesting to you!

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From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of tim.pennick at bt.com
Sent: 23 November 2011 10:06
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Subject: [BCAB] Voice Recognition on iPhone

Hi All,

I'm interested to know what experiences people are having with Voice Recognition on iPhones running VoiceOver.  I'm experimenting with it for making calls on an iPhone4 with iOS5.  I've seen it demo'd very impressively, and I think that potentially VR has the potential to get around some problems VI users have with typing on the touch screen (as per Graham's earlier message following the ten pint scenario, assuming VR can cope with a certain amount of slurring).  I must say though that results I'm getting are inconsistent, even in a situation with low background noise.  It will be interesting to see whether the use of Siri on the 4GS will revolutionise the use of VR.

Regards and thanks,

Tim Pennick

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