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Nuance Dragon Dictate for Mac Wins Best Education Product Category at Macworld Awards 2011

London, UK, 5 July, 2011 – The learning, performance and productivity benefits desktop speech recognition technology delivers to students and education institutions, has been recognised and honoured at the recent 2011 Macworld Awards, where Dragon Dictate 2.0 from Nuance was announced as the winner of the Best Education Product category. Celebrating its 16th year, the Macworld Awards recognise the products and vendors that make a significant contribution to the Mac community throughout the year. The awards are especially coveted because the magazine's enthusiastic readers – the people who purchase and use the products – have a say in which products make it as a Macworld Award winner.

Commenting on the win, Neil Grant, Nuance's sales director for UK, South Africa and Benelux, said: "Winning Best Education Product at the Macworld Awards is an endorsement of Dragon and of Nuance's commitment to supporting the education sector with speech and imaging software. With Dragon Dictate for Mac, Nuance offers a solution that can transform the learning experience for students of all abilities, while helping teachers and admin staff improve their productivity. Nuance strongly believes that even though the public purse is being squeezed, budget cutbacks should not prevent students and education institutions from taking advantage of the best technology available. Therefore both Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC and Dragon Dictate for Mac can be purchased through the Nuance Education Program, which provides students, schools, colleges and universities with a cost effective and flexible way to deploy Nuance solutions across multiple computers, or even their whole estate, bringing the learning, performance and productivity benefits of its solutions to all of the students and teachers who need it."

Dragon Dictate for Mac is the first major desktop product for Mac OS X from the Dragon family, following Nuance's acquisition of MacSpeech in 2010. It makes it easier than ever to create documents and emails, search the web, navigate the Mac desktop, and interact with popular Mac applications, all by voice. Being a multi-faceted product, Dragon can help students with their learning and their studies, whether they want to spend more time studying and less time typing, or if they have a specific learning requirement. For them, Dragon Dictate is an ideal learning companion.

Pricing, Availability & System Requirements

Dragon Dictate for Mac is available from Dragon is also sold via a global network of reseller partners, software retailers and professional sales organisations. For additional information on features, editions, pricing and volume licencing programs, please visit

Dragon Dictate for Mac requires an Intel-based Mac, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or greater, 3GB of available hard drive space, 2GB of RAM recommended and an Internet connection for product registration. Dragon Dictate for Mac comes complete with a Nuance-approved USB microphone headset.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance is a leading provider of speech, imaging and customer interaction solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications and professional services. For more information, please visit:

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