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Topic Title: Microsoft rumors
Topic Summary: Rumor has it Microsoft is considering purchasing Nuance
Created On: 04/12/2021 11:13 AM
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 Microsoft rumors   - cy_borg5 - 04/12/2021 11:13 AM  
 Microsoft rumors   - Lunis Orcutt - 04/12/2021 11:49 AM  
 Microsoft rumors   - Ag - 04/12/2021 01:29 PM  
 Microsoft rumors   - Lunis Orcutt - 04/12/2021 01:41 PM  
 Microsoft rumors   - holycowdidyouseethat - 04/12/2021 01:47 PM  
 Microsoft rumors   - jzents - 11/17/2021 07:25 PM  
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Microsoft is legally obligated to make the Windows OS and other applications as speech recognition friendly as possible. It is unlikely that hands-free technology would take a hit and more likely that it will be further developed. WSR was already on the Microsoft chopping block. We wouldn't be surprised the Dragon Home Edition took its place.


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Originally posted by: Lunis Orcutt Microsoft is legally obligated to make the Windows OS and other applications as speech recognition friendly as possible.


Q: What is the legal obligation? Generic ADA (Americans with Disability Act)?  Or was there some specific lawsuit settlement?


Why isn't Google under that same obligation?  :-(   Or do they believe that they are as completely speech recognition friendly as possible  already?


It often seems to me that when a company gets big enough  they are subject to an ADA or similar lawsuit, and hence have to be more accessible.


And that often a new, smaller, start  up rival is less accessible, and probably hence faster at coding other features,  helping them catch up to the big guy,  who has been slow down by their accessibility obligations.


Ditto internationalization,  although AFAIK internationalization is seldom a legal requirement. Multilingual support the sometimes is, especially in companies or trade areas that have multiple languages. And  implementations for internationalization/multilingual  port are extremely standardized. Accessibility  is less standardized, especially as new devices with new interfaces  are invented.  



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