The newly included HTML speech input API gives developers the ability to include voice-to-text in any webpage (or web app) they are developing. When a user accesses a webpage that uses this feature, you can click on an icon to enable it. You can then speak into your computer’s microphone and the audio (your voice) will be transcribed into text.
This work is part of the work Google is doing with the HTML Speech Incubator Group.
Webdragon, an Australian eBusiness solutions company that builds accessible websites, has tested the voice-to-text feature, reporting that “voice input is more accurate with American accents, but it still works well for common words spoken in an Australian accent”.
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