The software delivery life cycle of an application accelerates in a dynamic complexity. Manual testing in support of test automation becomes the primary driver in Quality Assurance (QA) process for the success of software delivery. Luckily, we have much advanced assistive technology (AT) solutions like Dragon available to facilitate Accessibility Testing with up to 99% accuracy. 

The software line from Dragon which is useful for the tester community is given below:

  1. Dragon Professional Individual, v15
  2. Dragon Anywhere
  3. Nuance Winscribe Dictation

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is an incredible player in the web testing space. It is a voice-to-text conversion application trusted by numerous testers and programmers to perform tasks like accessing a web browser, streamline complex workflows, launching a specific website and more. The software comes with a long line of quality features which help to achieve a higher baseline accuracy.

The Dragon makers claim “Dragon is 3x times faster than typing manually and 99% accurate”. It seems the days of cumbersome documentation demands and inefficient workflows are really over with the advent of Nuance Winscribe Dictation (solution offered by Dragon makers) which allows software testers to create high quality documents and streamlined workflows just at a voice command. Maybe that’s why professionals across the globe are leveraging this application’s full dictation capabilities to open programs, navigate web pages, create boilerplate forms and email signatures, and analyze an audio clip/podcast.

Let’s take a look as how to install and start using the voice commands on the Dragon Testing Software.

Dragon is compatible with internet explorer, Chrome and other browsers. When one installs Dragon for the first time, it asks for permission to install the web extension to work seamlessly with the web browser, later on it enables command to click buttons, links on the webpage and navigate and access the functionalities as well.

After installation of Dragon Testing Software, open the web browser, goto the address bar and spell out the website address and say Go. Now, to navigate through the page, use the below given commands as per the need:

Commands Action
Go to sleep Enable sleep mode
Wake up Exits sleep mode and activates the microphone
Press enter Activates the element which currently has the focus
Open <Browser Name> Opens respective Web Browser
Mouse Grid Dragon will overlay a grid on the screen
Backspace Gives the same result as pressing the Backspace key on the keyboard
Scroll Up/Scroll Down Scroll the current page up or down

One can also give mouse commands using Dragon with the help of MouseGrid concept (given by Dragon makers). The MouseGrid breaks up the computer screen into a transparent grid of 3*3 (i.e. 9 grids) with each grid labelled with a number.

For MouseGrid, use the following commands:

  1. MouseGrid
  2. < Number of Grid >

Now, the MouseGrid is active in your system. Just use the command “Click” to restrict the mouse movement and activate the element in Dragon Testing Software.

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