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9. How fast can a person "type" or input text using voice recognition?

Once again, this varies greatly from user to user and, like typical keyboarding, depends to a large degree on the amount of training and practice a user has. Single word dictation rates of up to 90 wpm have been reported, but the average rate for typical adults after training is probably anywhere from 45 to 65 wpm. Speeds may be significantly less for students with disabilities depending on their oral formulation skills and the consistency of their articulation. Word rates can be increased significantly with the use of macros in predictable dictation situations. For example, a user can set up a macro to enter his or her full name and address with one voice command.

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