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Speech-to-text technology uses voice recognition to type out what you say. You can use it to dictate:

  • Writing assignments, like essays and papers
  • Emails
  • To-do lists
  • Notes

You can use speech-to-text technology on your:

  • Phone
  • Tablet
  • Computer
If you're a student with an accommodation for speech-to-text, please book an appointment with the Learning Curve to discuss your options.

TextHelp Read & Write

TextHelp Read & Write is an example of both a text-to-speech and a speech-to-text tool. As a student or staff member, it's available to you for free!

  • TextHelp Read & Write Speech-to-Text Tutorial

Dragon Naturally Speaking

With Dragon Naturally Speaking you can create documents (e.g. Word, Excel, emails) and even control your computer! Simply dictate what you want the program to write or do.

You must buy a copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking in order to use it. There are many different versions to choose from. We recommend you look at the features list below and then book an appointment with the Learning Curve before buying the software.


  • Introduction to Dragon Naturally Speaking

Other Speech-to-Text Tools