MediTest
5 Jan 2019
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supaguy
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Have you ever been too fatigued to read or write?

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Haha, but I don't talk Brstol English, I speak 'Proper' English.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hi Sarah!
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I should have mentioned that when using Google voice dictation, it is essential to specify type of English to be used in the settings. i.e. American English; British English or Bristol English. If it works for Pam Ayres it can work for anyone. 🤣
G.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln

ElizabethAnne ...

I have been trying to imagine whether it could differentiate difference between you saying something like  "Do I care whether they sell them?" and "Do IKEA sell them?"

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Hey, do us a favour and give it a go.

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G.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln

It's a good job that I don't need to use this because Google doesn't understand my accent for some reason!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Have you ever been too fatigued to read something; let alone go through the rigmarole of actually writing a few paragraphs?

 

I have MS and sometimes with all the fatigue that is associated with MS, it is a bind. I also have diabetes and I'm dyslexic. Coupled with all of that, I'm a lazy bugger too.

 

Have you ever wished that something would just read itself? Have you ever gone through the effort of reading a piece and wondered why you've been wasting your energies on reading such drivel? God only knows, you may be thinking exactly that right now.

 

Have you ever written something that you thought was correct and then realised sometime later after re-reading your own work that it was gobbledygook? I know that I certainly have done so on many occasions. If only the piece of work could have read itself out loud to you, you would then have been able to hear what drivel it was and correct it.

 

I do everything on my Android phone. I am writing this right now using voice dictation on my Android phone. I use @Voice Aloud Reader (TTS Reader) to read and proofread. It really does take the bind out of long articles and it can be used on almost anything. You can find it in Google play store if you are on Android. There is probably a version for both Windows and for iOS. I am so impressed with it that I even gave them money for the paid-for version (most unlike me) 🙄

 

As I say I use voice dictation to write much of what I do. I would urge anyone to download and install Gboard from Google Playstore and make it their default keyboard. Then in the top right hand corner of the Google keyboard, you will see a little microphone icon. Tap that little microphone icon and you should be in to voice dictation when you speak. You will need to be connected to the internet and you will need to speak in the same way that a six-year-old reads a book. Don't forget to proofread!

 

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G

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln