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Vicar goes digital to battle dyslexia
Friday, 10 August 2012
TECHNOLOGY: Richard Shorter now enjoys writing.
A VICAR who has dyslexia said his life has been radically improved thanks to an application on his iPhone.
Richard Shorter, 37, from Harold Hill said the app has helped him write e-mails for work.
He said life was extremely tough before he discovered the speech recognition programme.
Richard said: “I have had dyslexia all my life, I was diagnosed with it when I was seven, and back then, not a great deal was known about it, so school work was difficult.
“Then when I worked in offices, people said they couldn’t understand what I had written, it was quite embarrassing sometimes.”
Richard recently bought the app called Dragon Dictate on his mobile phone.
He added: “I just speak what I want to say and the software types it up.
“This is great it’s helped me very much. I bought the same piece of software for my computer, it’s made life much easier, and writing is no longer a frustrating activity, I’m really confident about writing e-mails now.”
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