Deaf geographies, and other worlds.
When I was a kid, “chasing the dragon” meant one of two things, either mainlining heroin, or the book about Christian missions in China that was sat on my parents’ bookshelf.
Today’s “Dragon” is neither of these two. It is speech recognition software.
It may seem odd that someone who is so aware of the privilege of the ‘speech enabled’ be overtly adopting speech recognition software. However, my body is not as young as it used to be and with RSI on one side and a trapped nerve on the other, my limbs sometimes make it more difficult than they should to type.
Besides which, there is nothing evil about technology, it’s what you do with it that counts.
This post has been written with the software, and without too many glitches.
If nothing else, it’s a first step into accessibility for me personally, and one that might provide me with some interesting insights.