for Windows 7/8/10 (32/64-bit)
Get your thoughts down easily by voice
Improve writing productivity without worrying about spelling
SpeakQ combines with WordQ and adds simple speech recognition. Students devote more attention to what they want to write, rather than worrying about spelling.
The benefits of WordQ are always available. All students benefit, including English Language Learners (ELL), Second Language Learners (ELL), and struggling writers. To keep it simple, there are no verbal commands. Students only dictate text. Teachers in special education will appreciate its simplicity.
WordQ+SpeakQ is ideal for students who: would like to both speak and type; have poor speech or a strong accent; and/or have difficulty composing complete, grammatically correct phrases or sentences.
In addition to direct dictation into a document, WordQ+SpeakQ includes a “speak and select” mode where spoken words and phrases are displayed as a list of choices. Students select from the list to control what is typed after they speak. This lets students spend more time on writing, and less time correcting mistakes.
In contrast to new speech dictation systems, WordQ+SpeakQ does require training to recognize unique voices. Beyond better recognition, its Speech Trainer acts as a speaking coach to help students: become comfortable in talking to a computer; improve their pacing and speaking in phrases; and practice speaking English more clearly.
|All WordQ features available||Speak, type, or use word prediction, and receive all WordQ benefits|
|Speech training interface with speech prompting||Learn how to talk to the computer, speak more clearly, and train the computer to better recognize you|
|Customizable speech training text||Practice speaking in specific contexts, e.g., class presentations|
|High-quality speech feedback of recognitions||Hear what is recognized in a clear and pleasant voice to immediately capture mistakes|
|Speak and select mode – alternate recognitions shown in word prediction box||Review possible recognitions before entering in text for students with poor speech, focuses on short phrases, and reduces time and effort correcting text|
|Continuous mode – traditional inline dictation||Improves productivity for students with good speech|
|Speech-enabled word prediction||Combines what is spoken with predictions for improved editing|
|Use only when necessary (speak, use word prediction, or just type)||Improves productivity and reduces undesired text from being entered; also helps students get unstuck when spelling a difficult word or phrase that interferes with your train of thought|
|Microphone options||1) never turn off, (2) turn off while editing, or (3) turn off after every utterance|
|No spoken commands (e.g., to edit move text cursor and edit)||Eliminates learning commands – just speak to write|
|Speak, use word prediction, or simply type||Improves productivity by using whatever input method works best for students|
|Use within outline views or a graphic organizer||Quickly get initial ideas down before forgetting; then use WordQ at a later stage to help with editing|
|Keyboard accessibility||Accommodates users with physical difficulties|
“WordQ has been such an inspiration for me, it has enabled me to consider returning to Post Secondary and advancing my College Diploma to a University Degree."
— Hannah Davies Learning Facilitator, CICE Program at Mohawk College