Rob Lowe, host of the educational series “Informed”, will be examining the topic of Voice Recognition Software in the newest segment from the series.

Voice Recognition software is a ground-breaking software that enables anyone to enter text into a word processing program through the spoken word. Voice recognition software enables the user to type without ever having to actually touch the keyboard. Individuals who are blind now have the ability to communicate via text without having to worry about seeing the screen.

Voice recognition software started out rather primitive but has evolved into a system that can translate hundreds of languages. Modern voice recognition software has no problem translating hundreds of thousands of spoken words into text in real time. This software is perfect for those that suffer from diminished eyesight, carpal tunnel, or simply need to multi task as they create the document.

Voice recognition technology does much more than simply translate text; it can also open apps, send e-mails, as well as a myriad of other functions on the computer. Be sure to tune into this episode of “Informed”, hosted by Rob Lowe, a production distributed to Public Television PBS Member stations if you’re someone who has a need for voice recognition technology.