Speech To Text


During my last few weeks at Hoffi I was asked to do some exploratory work with the Web Speech API. They wanted to know if it would be suitable to future story based projects where users could tell the application what to do. To test the API I created my own speech to text web application.

I developed this application using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and the Web Speech API. The speech to text was fairly accurate. There were a few issues when speaking from a distance, but that is expected as there is likely to be interferences such as objects in the way. There is quite a big issue regarding this API as it is not supported on Firefox, Internet Explorer, Android browsers or Opera Mini as mentioned at



  • Web Speech API
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Microphone