Google Docs Voice Typing Command List (expanded)

Voice typing mic pic2

Google Doc Voice Typing


Google Docs recently added Voice Typing tool provides a voice recognition tool for word processing within Google Chrome. This is a great new feature in Google Docs that requires no training and little set up. Voice Typing can be turned on in Google Docs under the Tools menu:

Using my computer’s microphone resulted in good speech recognition when using Voice Typing, matter of fact it is quite impressive!  In the past, voice commands for editing, navigating or formatting using dictation in Google were limited, reducing the functionality of the tool. Recent updates finds Google has added many new commands supporting speech recognition for more than just dictation but for navigation, correction and also for individuals who use screen reading to speak the cursor location, speak formatting among other options.

Here is a video on the new voice typing and commands:

A full list of all of the Google Voice Typing commands are available here: Type with Your Voice . Here are the Voice Typing command topics currently available (each area can be expanded showing numerous commands in the online resource. Note the below image does not have active links):

Google Voice typing commands - new 3-2016

Note- the above Voice Typing is only available in Google Docs and when using Google Chrome browsers.

If you are a GAFE school or a Google Chrome and Google Doc user interested in using speech recognition, check this feature out. Certainly how this functions may be dependent on your computer’s processor, voice quality and microphone. You may want to consider using a noise cancelling microphone headset for noisy environments.

How exciting to see universal design expand!

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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