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Comox Valley School District
Speech to Text

Support for Reading and Writing use the school photocopier to send an electronic document to a student to complete on a device. 

Poster Support for Reading and Writing.pdf

Sending electronic documents from a photocopier.pdf

Adding an address to the photocopier.pdf

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                          COMPUTER ​

Google Chrome.PNG Talk Typer  talk typer.PNG  

  Web tool in Google Chrome 


  Accessible on all computers in SD71  

  Need a Microphone 

  Google Chrome Browser

  Copy and paste dictated text into other    programs Office 365, Office 2010-2016,    Kurzweil, email, text boxes, blogs 

  •  Speech-to-text for Google Chrome, not   an extension, but a site that functions    only in Chrome.
  •  Alternatives provided for dictated text.  eg. you or you've
  • Can use in multiple languages Including French 
      •  Install Chrome extension UBlock  Origin  to automatically remove ads that may be inappropriate or distracting  (this extension is​ installed on all SD71 computers)​

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      Chrome-TalkTyper- Tip Sheet.pdf

      How to use TalkTyper on the Computer.pdf

      Talk Typer Video

      Talk Typer Tip sheet
         Enable Dictation 
       ​   Built in Accessiblity Feature in iOS on  iDevices 

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      • Microphone icon added to the build in keyboard
      • Speech to Text in any app or text box that uses the built in keyboard.
      • Will work in Mulitple Languages including French
      • Turn on Enable Dictation under Settings > General > Keyboard > Enable Dictation
      • Turn on Siri under Settings > General > Siri 

      Enable Dictation Tip sheet 

      SETBC iOS Accessiblity Resources 
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      add- in for Microsoft Office on computers running Windows 10
      * Provides Speech to Text in MSWord 
      • works best with a microphone
      • This tool presently does not work on SD71 computers (we are working on it).
      It can be added to Home computers or BYOD windows computers running windows 10 with Word 2016 and above installed. You can download a copy of MSOffice for free as an SD71 student or staff from https://www.sd71.bc.ca/​  Utilities > Office 365 >login  > Install Office apps button Office.JPG
      Once the Office apps are installed you can install the Dictate add-in from HERE​ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/profiles/dictate/​ 
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      ​Video on how to use the  Dictate add in 
      ​ WSR.PNGWindows Speech Recognition ​​​​
               Accessible on all regular computers in  
               SD71  but not on Thin Clients
               Need a Microphone ​

      • Speech to text right in documents, text boxes and programs 
      • Access under Start Menu > Accessories > Ease of Access > Windows Speech Recognition
      • Can put a Short Cut on the Task Bar                
      How to Use Windows Speech Recognition