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Speech recognition programs may not always be an appropriate writing accommodation for students with learning disabilities.

Speech recognition programs take the spoken word from a microphone and converts it into a machine-readable format. This technology requires that the user have moderately good reading comprehension in order to correct the program's text output. Many students with learning disabilities also have reading problems which would make this a less effective accommodation.