I also use Dragon Dictation and really enjoy how well it works. When I showed it to the Language Arts teacher chair, she was thrilled and told how it will help reluctant writers start a project. I showed it to the Special Education teacher chair and he was SO EXCITED. He could easily see how this will help the Special Education students write more cohesive stories. I then showed it to my principal. He's almost convinced this is a reason to go to a 1:1 environment - especially for the Special Education students. Finances seem to be holding back this wonderful change. Now ... should I tell him the great news about WIN 8 or not? What say ye?
Microsoft in Education put together a publication called, " Accessibility: A guide for educators". This guide helps teachers with assistive technologies in the classroom and supports students using the accessibility features found in Microsoft technologies. I have attached a copy of this very helpful publication to this post.