STANDARDS BIT has established standard practices for development, processing and services
  • Rules and regulations are essential to any well managed organization. Standards are valuable to our clients because of the cost savings, faster support and reliable technology infrastructure. They serve to establish uniform practices and common techniques used as guidelines to measure performance.

    For example, with one standard email system, a small number of administrators can maintain a system supporting all of state government. If the state had two email systems, the number of administrators and support staff would double with no corresponding benefit in functionality. The same principle applies to system designs, writing programs and setting up operations in a data processing center. All of which require certain individual skills, standard policies, procedures and equipment.

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  • Vendors who are actively pursuing IT business opportunities with the State of South Dakota must also comply with the Information Technology Security Policy. For security purposes, this content is not for public consumption, however a modified version is available for you here.
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  • Development >
    Analysis, design, programming, implementation and maintenance of the state’s information systems.
  • Data Center >
    Provides enterprise computer processing services for state government agencies, higher education, constitutional offices and the Unified Judicial System (UJS)..
  • Telecommunications >
    Provides all support for hardware/software, Active Directory accounts required for access to network, telephone access, videoconferencing, and more.


Standards List: Adaptive Technology

Voice Activation Software
The Department of Human Services has made a Statement of Assurance to provide comparable access for individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA, which makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability, employers must reasonably accommodate the disabilities of qualified applicants or employees, unless undue hardship would result.

  • BIT will set standards for assistive devices
  • Telecommunications will set standards for the support of devices.
  • Bureau of Personnel will set standards for training employees with disabilities in the use of standard devices.

This technology will be applied to individual computers as new technology. This technology will be available to all employees requiring assistive technology.

Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional

Dragon Professional Individual® speech recognition software drives productivity for the individual user at work to quickly dictate or transcribe documents with a fully customizable experience that optimizes speed and accuracy. You can customize words for specific industry terminology, insert frequently-used text or short-cut repetitive tasks by voice when you create documents, spreadsheets, presentations or emails, fill out forms or simply reduce the physical stress of typing. Dragon Professional Individual connects seamlessly with the new Dragon Anywhere mobile apps to provide an end-to-end voice productivity solution that lets you work smarter and get more done faster at your desk, on the road, or wherever your job takes you.

  • Use your voice to dictate documents or enter text anywhere you normally type
  • Edit and format documents — all by voice
  • Import/export custom word lists and vocabulary
  • Create custom voice commands for inserting frequently-used text and graphics
  • Automate business processes with time-saving macros
  • Sync with separate Dragon Anywhere mobile app
  • Enjoy superior voice command and control in many popular applications
  • Transcribe your recordings from audio files
  • Command and control your computer by voice
  • Simplify proofreading with natural-sounding text-to-speech or audio playback
  • Choose your microphone option for freedom and flexibility
  • Extend accessibility and prevent repetitive stress injuries
  • Easy to get started, easy to master
System Requirements:
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM for Windows and Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012 R2
  • Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • 4GB Free hard disk space
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 and higher 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows® 8.x and higher 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows® 10 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows® Server 2008 R2 and higher 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows® Server 2012 R2 and higher 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Internet Explorer(TM) 11 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox for Online Help
  • Sound card supporting 16-bit recording.
  • DVD-ROM drive required for installation.
  • Built-in microphone or Nuance(TM) approved microphone. See support.nuance.com/compatibility/ for more information.
  • An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)

Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.

Full product information can be found at Nuance.com.

Last Updated: 09/27/2016
Last Reviewed: 07/30/2020