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Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Voice recognition software for complete control of your computer. Email friends, search the web, dictate assignments and more. From everyday tasks to personal projects, Dragon Naturally Speaking helps you get things done.

For Windows PC only, the latest version available is Dragon Professional v15 for Windows. 

Unfortunately, Dragon Naturally Speaking is not available for Apple Mac.

Dragon Naturally Speaking is available for all staff but can only be installed on devices provided by the University and is not available for private home use or personal devices.

Pricing for Dragon Naturally Speaking is split into two separate parts.

Initial Licence : £509.99 +VAT - This is a one-off charge for Dragon to purchase the initial licence

Annual Maintenance : £82.49 +VAT - This is a complusory charge for Dragon and needs to be paid annually.  This ensures that you are entitled to the latest version of the software.

Therefore, for the first year, it will be £592.48 +VAT.

Subsequently, it will be £82.49 +VAT per year after the initial period.

To order raise an IT Service Desk Request via

Both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac Computers both have a built in free basic voice recognition service.

Details of how to setup Voice Recognition in Windows 10 can be found directly on the Microsoft Support Pages

Details of how to setup Voice Recognition on Apple Mac computers can be found directly on the Apple Support Pages


Headsets for Voice Recognition Software

Voice recognition software such as 'Dragon Naturally Speaking' or the inbuilt Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX services require a microphone to work. Headsets and microphones are not provided as standard with these packages.

You should ensure that you have a USB headset available for use with this software.