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    #31
    Ellie, Barry, David, many thanks for your suggestions x
    Diagnosed July 2020, ALS bulbar onset. PEG and ventilator (mainly at night), and pretty poor speech, but legs still about functioning!

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      #32
      I have sort of sorted phone calls. I save phrases on my speech app like name, yes, no ect. Then when the phone rings I put the speaker on and hold it close to the app. It has worked but not every time. 😉x
      Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong 🤗😘🤗😁xx

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        #33
        Is there a speech to text application for PC's, and if there is, what would you advise please?
        My keyboard typing is tiresome as I can only use my thumbs on the keyboard on a sliding shelf under the desk, whilst my fingers support my hands on the desk top, if that makes sense.
        Dave
        Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
        Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
        Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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          #34
          Dave, check your PC settings to see if there is speech control. My Win10 PC has speech recognition (I have never used it, obvs!) and iPads have similar.
          ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
          Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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            #35
            Also, Microsoft365 has a 'Dictate' function in Word and Outlook which is pretty good - I tested it whilst listening to an audiobook 😄

            As for commercial products, look at Dragon software - no idea if it can be provided for you or if it's worth paying £180 for. x
            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
            Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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              #36
              Originally posted by Ellie View Post
              Also, Microsoft365 has a 'Dictate' function in Word and Outlook which is pretty good - I tested it whilst listening to an audiobook 😄

              As for commercial products, look at Dragon software - no idea if it can be provided for you or if it's worth paying £180 for. x
              Dragon software sounds familiar, I believe when I was being overloaded with information about MND, shortly after diagnosis, that was mentioned, so it must hold some credence. Thanks Ellie.
              Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
              Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
              Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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                #37
                Word recognition in Windows 10 very frustrating, and a waste of time, it didnt even recognise the swear words I ultimately threw at it.
                Time to look at the commercial products.
                Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
                Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
                Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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                  #38
                  I use Proloquo4text on my computer, works well. Same as I use on my iPhone and iPad and you can just share any phrases you’ve set up on one of them

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