The best modern offices are adapting and changing with modern technology. People can face a number of issues that restrict or impair functions in the workplace. This can be for a multitude of reasons and come to the surface in many different ways.

A person can experience a host of difficulties, including visual and hearing challenges for example, which can exist at varying degrees. Modern office technology, however, is making it possible for these individuals to work just like everyone else.

Below are some examples of cutting-edge software that can be utilised in your workplace.

Speech to Text Technology

‘Speech to text technology’ is speech recognition software that allows the translation of spoken language into text. For the workplace, it’s a multi-sensory software solution for supporting employees who may struggle with reading and writing.

The ClaroRead is easy-to use and provides the perfect integrated Text to Speech tool for use with Microsoft Office. The range of additional voices in over 20 languages is also helpful for those learning additional languages.

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Low Vision Software

Automated text readers and text magnifiers are great ways for people who have trouble seeing or reading on-screen text. Some products even combine these features. For example, the ZoomText Magnifier & Reader is a fantastic example of this.

The ZoomText Reader reader element can be automated to read through text in documents, emails and web pages, which is then projected through speakers.

The magnifier element enlarges the content on-screen, making everything far easier to see.

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Speech to Text Technology

Speech recognition software allows those who may suffer from dyslexia, or a condition preventing them from typing, to verbally dictate a document or email. The software recognises and mirrors a person’s spoken words as on-screen text.

Dragon ‘Naturallyspeaking’ Professional is a reliable and high-quality piece of software, which provides these functions at an optimum level.

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For more on improving and modernising the workplace, please visit our partner website Gannon Ergonomics. If you’re interested in the products discussed today, we have them and many more assistive technology products in stock.

About Gannon Interiors

We supply and install an extensive range of Modular Carpet Tiles, Vinyl and Rubber Flooring to suit all office spaces and aesthetics. Gannon Office Solutions is a second-generation Irish owned family business. The company was established in 1981 by Barry and Patricia Gannon.
We provide our clients with a one stop shop for all their office interiors and workplace furniture needs.

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