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This page lists the classes, workshops, and conference sessions I will be leading.

RESNA 2018

I will be presenting three times at the RESNA Conference in Arlington, Virginia:

Introduction to Dragon Voice Automation

Thursday 12 July 2018. 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. (4 hour preconference course)

During this lecture/demonstration, learn to automate tasks via Dragon custom commands.

Dragon Professional has thousands of built-in commands. But sometimes these commands are not enough to get the job done. Custom commands save time, energy, and frustration by automating tasks that are difficult, time-consuming, or impossible to perform with built-in commands.

You will see how to create commands that type text, insert graphics, open applications, manipulate windows, and simulate built-in commands. You will also learn about "list" and "open-ended commands" — a single command performs dozens (or millions!) of related actions.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Dragon Professional. No programming experience assumed.

Sharing Solutions, Igniting Ideas

Friday 13 July, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Hosted by the Access and Communication Technologies SIG)

During a five-minute presentation, I will describe four customized assistive technology solutions:

Driving Excel via Dragon Professional: Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds

Sunday 15 July, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Operating Excel using Dragon is challenging. Users often find that accessing spreadsheets by voice is slow, frustrating, and error-prone. But there are techniques and approaches that can improve the experience.

During this interactive session, I will review strategies for using Dragon Professional to achieve (near) hands-free access to many (but not all) Microsoft Excel functionality.

I will focus my discussions and demonstrations on: