The perfect accessibility solution


Take away the mechanical aspects of typing and let users create and edit documents, send email, or search the web with unparalleled speed, ease, and comfort – simply by speaking.


Make computers easier and more comfortable to use

Work virtually hands-free

Individuals with accessibility issues, from carpal tunnel and RSI to learning disabilities, face unique challenges when it comes to using a computer. The keyboard and mouse become barriers to productivity, not to mention a cause of pain and frustration. Stop typing and put your voice to work to create and edit documents, send email and more.

Remove the challenges of writing or using a computer

By taking away the mechanical aspects of typing, Dragon provides a more efficient way to control a computer that is less physically and cognitively taxing for those with impairments that may make typing painful or impossible. Dragon turns talk into text, transcribing up to 160 words a minute. Just speak and the words appear on the computer screen, instantly.

Prevent repetitive stress injuries

For users who suffer from arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, Dragon changes the way they interact with the computer. They can be fully productive without aggravating their condition. For others, using Dragon speech recognition can help prevent repetitive stress injuries in the first place.

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Let users work virtually hands-free

Dragon speech recognition has become an invaluable tool for people with accessibility issues that can make typing difficult or painful. Create documents, access data, or navigate a computer desktop - simply by speaking.

  • Provides accessibility for people with physical disabilities that make typing difficult or impossible
  • Helps users with language-based learning disabilities better express themselves in writing
  • Prevents repetitive stress injuries by enabling hands-free computer use
  • Keeps workers with certain injuries on the job
  • Accommodates many users with speech impairments or pronunciation issues
  • Works with popular screen readers like JAWS to help visually impaired users be productive on their computer
  • Section 508 certified to help organizations meet disability management needs

Dragon success stories

Brad Wixen

Fulfilling career dreams

When Dr. Glen House broke his neck and injured his spinal cord while skiing, he didn't let the accident prevent him from fulfilling his dream of a medical career. He uses Dragon to dictate clinical notes. "It keeps costs down because I don't need a medical transcriptionist, which is 10-12 cents a line and really adds up fast," he explains. "I easily dictate 10-12 pages of notes per day, at a minimum, and it can be as much as 50 pages per day sometimes."

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Isaac Jaroslawicz

Freedom to concentrate on writing

A few years ago, Evan Upchurch was a Microsoft employee working in the usability group, where he wrote reports to help the product teams understand how people use software. When he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, colleagues encouraged him to try Dragon. It enabled him to easily transition from using his hands to using his voice for nearly every aspect of computer usage.

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Find the right accessibility solution

Dragon Premium Edition

Starting at

Dragon 13 Premium

Use you voice to control you computer without pain and frustration. Perfect for power users.

  • Dictate or modify documents, spreadsheets and more.
  • Capture notes on the go using a Nuance-approved digital recorder.
  • Use Smart Format Rules so Dragon adapts to you - format abbreviations, numbers and more.
  • Go hands-free and headset free with more microphone options including those built into many laptops or use a Bluetooth headset
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Dragon Dictate

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Dragon Dictate for Mac

Mac uses no longer need to struggle with computer tasks. Accomplish it all using your voice.

  • Flexible voice commands let you get things done quickly.
  • Create and edit documents, manage email, surf the Web, and more.
  • Full transcription capabilities to easily transcribe your voice memos into text.
  • Smart Format Rules adapt to how you want abbreviations and more to appear.
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Dragon Professional

Starting at

Dragon 13 Professional

Remove the biomechanics of typing or handwriting, and reduce most workplace challenges people with physical or learning disabilities encounter.

  • Section 508 certified, enables you to meet government-mandated accessibility requirements for workers with disabilities.
  • Makes computers and applications accessible to all users.
  • Helps workers with RSI return to work faster, reduces the incidence and impact of RSI.
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System requirements

Find out if Dragon speech recognition works on your computer.
  • RAM: Minimum 4GB, 8GB recommended
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or faster processor - Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 recommended
  • Free hard disk space: 8GB
  • Supported Operating Systems: OS X El Capitan (10.11)
  • An Internet connection for product download, automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process) and access to online help
  • Built-in Mac microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone. Some older devices are no longer supported. See for more information

Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.

  • RAM: Minimum 4GB
  • CPU: Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • Free hard disk space: 8GB
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32- and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012
  • Internet Explorer 11 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox for Online Help
  • A sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • Built-in microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone. See for more information
  • An Internet connection for product download and automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)

Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.

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