One of my friends on Facebook who has a disability just started using voice recognition. As I was answering a message he left, I was thinking about the first time I used Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
Voice recognition has come a long way since I started using it years ago. Earlier versions of Dragon ( I currently use version 9.5) were not as accurate. So I learned to develop a sense of humor about it.
I remember writing a message to a friend and I wanted to emphasize what I was saying with an exclamation point. Unfortunately, Dragon thought I was saying "excavation point" and kept typing "excavation ." As a new user, I didn't understand why the word point in Dragon converted into (.) I now know that certain words are commands and that sometimes Dragon, depending on the context of what is being said, will do things like this. Luckily, command words can be changed.
Keeping a sense of humor while trying out any assistive technology is very important. Otherwise you can lose the point or (.) of the whole thing.