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IT Services don’t provide licences for Dragon products, however, we can provide the following advice to help you to select the correct licence type and hardware (headsets) and information about where to buy it.

Click on the tabs below for information about Dragon Software. 

Software and headset purchase options

Software purchase options

Dragon Professional Individual Education licence - this licence benefits from education discounts, however, you will need to prove that you are a qualified staff, faculty and student by submitting a valid University of York email address to Nuance, in order to obtain a serial number and begin using the software. See more details here on validating your education status.

Education licences are available for Windows and Mac PCs

Individual Education licences are per device, which means that the software is installed on a single device, and can be used by more than one user so that multiple voice profiles can be added to a single device.

Dragon Professional Individual licence - this is a corporate per user licence, which means that they are licensed per voice profile, so are specific to the end user, who can install Dragon on up to 4 devices for their own use, including at work and home.

Headset purchase options

There are many options available to purchase for headsets, however, the Nuance partner for Dragon software, VoicePower, can recommend the following:

  • Wired headset - Plantronics Blackwire C510

  • Wireless headset - Plantronics Savi 400 Series - this comes with a USB dongle, which if it is lost, means that the headset will not work. Replacement dongles can be purchased.

Where to buy

Where to buy

VoicePower, based in Harrogate, is a Nuance approved partner for Dragon software and associated hardware (headsets, microphones etc). For advice and quotations, please email or call 01423 870 476.

Hardware orders will be subject to a delivery charge.

Dragon software and associated hardware can also be purchased from software resellers, including:

Softcat (Helen Molloy:, Phoenix Software ( or Pugh Computers Ltd (Eldi Berkshire:

How to download

How to download

Software purchases can be downloaded from the Nuance Product Download Center, using a valid serial number.