Speech Technology Magazine

 

Category: Assistive Technology

New Version of Wirecast Brings Closed Captions and Restreaming to Live Production

New Wirecast web services enable affordable access to live captioning and distribution services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Sep 2018

Q&A: Book Publishers Embrace Voice Technology and the Future

As voice technologies become ubiquitous, even book publishers aren't immune to the hottest trend in digital content. Speech Technology magazine recently had a chance to interview Bradley Metrock, CEO of Score Publishing, which owns and operates Digital Book World (DBW), about how voice is changing publishing. From the audiobook to Alexa, publishers are contending with the realities of a "voice-first" world.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Sep 2018

Red Bee MediaPartners with Speechmatics to Make Broadcast Content More Accessible

Red Bee Media's new live automatic subtitling solution will help make unregulated content such as social media accessible for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Sep 2018

People with Speech Disabilities Have Accessibility Requirements, Too

Businesses should consider how to make their stores hospitable to speech-disabled patrons
Voice Value, Posted 29 Aug 2018

2018 IMPLEMENTATION AWARD: SAYIN’ IT SAM

A Game Platform Helps Nonverbal Children Find Their Voice.
Feature, Posted 13 Aug 2018

Kika Tech Launches Voice Board for Android Devices

Voice Board provides AI-powered smart correction that makes replacing and correcting typos easier.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jul 2018

Columbia University Wins the 2018 Atos IT Challenge with Artificial Intelligence Project

With a solution called BTM (Behind The Meter) two French and Indian students from Columbia University have developed a service presenting how AI and chatbots can be used in automated demand response applications for connected objects, reducing costs, and environmental footprint.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jul 2018

Speaksee Develops Assistive Device for the Deaf

SpeakSee has developed an assistive device for the Deaf and hard of hearing consisting of a set of portable microphones that transcribe speech to text in real time using speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2018

Xerox Adds New Voice Command Solution to MFP

In an effort to build the most productive, efficient workplace, Xerox will feature Gabi Voice, a voice command solution for its Xerox AltaLink multifunction printers (MFPs).
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2018

New Smart Glove in Development to Turn Hand Motions into Sound and Text

Hearing and speech-challenged people could have a new device to aid them with their communications hurdles by the end of this year. Start-up company BrightSign has developed a "smart glove" that includes a series of sensors to translate hand motions into sound and text.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 May 2018

Telefonica Introduces Speech Recognition App for Users with Hearing Loss

Voice recognition technology allows the Breaking Sound Barriers app uses voice recognition technology to subtitle teachers and lecturers in real time.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Feb 2018

AudioEye Adds Voice to Social Security Website

AudioEye's Ally Toolbar will provide enhanced accessibility and usability for the U.S. Social Security Administration's website.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Oct 2017

Speech Vendor Gets Grant to Aid Children

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium will fund development of the Voxello noddle speech-generating platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Oct 2017

Acapela Creates a Business Unit Dedicated to Accessibility

Acapela Group has launched Acapela Inclusive, a business unit dedicated exclusively to creating voice technologies for the disabled.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Sep 2017

AudioEye Partners with CivicPlus to Make Government Websites Accessible

Government web designers can now add accessibility options, including voice navigation and screen reading, to sites.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Sep 2017

AudioEye Partners with Autism Organizations

AudioEye to provide digital accessibility solution to the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and First PlaceAZ.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Aug 2017

AppTek Launches Speaker-Change Recognition

AppTek integrates its latest speaker change technology into its closed captioning platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jul 2017

Tobii Dynavox Launches PCEye Plus with Speech Recognition

PCEye Plus is an eye-tracking device and speech recognition device to help the disabled operate computers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 May 2017

Tobii Dynavox Introduces the Indi Speech Tablet

Indi is a Windows-based tablet for helping those with speech impairments communicate.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Apr 2017

Idaho Relay Offers Speech-to-Speech Service for State Residents

Idaho Relay has begun providing visually assisted speech-to-speech service for state residents who have difficulty speaking.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Mar 2017

Texas Medical School Offers Assistive Technologies

The school is adding a number of technologies, including voice-activated navigation, to its website.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Feb 2017

ReadSpeaker Expands Learning Options at York Technical College

With text-to-speech, the school's students learn how they want
Deployments, Posted 17 Feb 2017

The 2017 State of the Speech Technology Industry: Assistive Technology

Lending a Helping Hand with Speech
Cover Story, Posted 17 Feb 2017

Project Vive to Donate Text-to-Speech Devices

An Indiegogo Campaign will provide Voz Box devices to 10 Pennsylvania residents with difficulty speaking.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Nov 2016

VocalID Partners with Tobii Dynavox

The partnership between VocalID and Tobii Dynavox will allow users to use their own voices for assistive devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Sep 2016

ReadSpeaker Supports the Parent to Parent Center of Miami

ReadSpeaker's TTS technology makes the Parent to Parent Center of Miami more accessible by voice-enabling its web site.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Sep 2016

ReadSpeaker Partners with TASKCA, WebStudy

ReadSpeaker's text-to-speech technology is helping even more disabled students with reading.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Aug 2016

VA Awards SimplyHome a Grant to Develop a Voice Platform

SimplyHome will develop a platform bridging the gap between voice controls and a wide range of assistive technology in the home.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Aug 2016

VocaliD Launches BeSpoke Voices for Assistive Devices

Bespoke blends vocal DNA from those who can't speak with recordings from those who can to create unique voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Aug 2016

Acapela's My-Own-Voice Available in Italian

my-own-voice, Acapela's voice replacement solution, is now available in Italian.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jul 2016

Acapela Adds Norwegian Children's TTS Voices

Emilie and Elias join Acapela's stable of children's voices, which now includes 18 options.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Jun 2016

NuEyes Launches Text-to-Speech Headsets for the Blind

NuEyes and Mac-Fusion pair up to bring NuEyes to people with vsion loss in Southern California.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jun 2016

Acapela Adds French Children's Voices

Elise and Valentin are French voices designed for children with autism and specific needs, created by Acapela Group.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jun 2016

Google Adds Accessibility with Voice Upgrades

Google has made efforts to use voice technologies to make its products more accessible to people with disabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Apr 2016

DeVry University Offers ReadSpeaker TTS

ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology is available to help DeVry's disabled students.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Apr 2016

DAISY Consortium Wins Google Grant

The Google.org grant will help the DAISY Consortium expand assistive technologies for people with blindness or vision impairments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Apr 2016

Acapela Lends Children's Voices to Crick Software

Acapela Group's children's text-to-speech voices will power Crick's Clicker 7, Clicker Communicator, and Clicker Apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Mar 2016

California Awards Captioning Contract to Hamilton Relay

Hamilton Relay is awarded a statewide contract to provide relay and captioned telephone service in California.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Mar 2016

AssistiveWare Adds Swedish to Its Children's TTS Voices

AssistiveWare has teamed with Acapela Group to create two children's text-to-speech voices in Swedish.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Feb 2016

Boston Children's Hospital Establishes a Program to Preserve the Voices of ALS Patients

The program will enable ALS patients to record their voices before the disease robs them of the ability to speak.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Dec 2015

Speak for Yourself Selects Acapela's Children's Voices

Speak for Yourself enriches its assistive technology with children's voices to accommodate younger users.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Nov 2015

Voxella to Partner with Saltillo for Hospital Speech App

The two companies will work together on a speech-generation device for hospitalized patients who cannot speak.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Oct 2015

Glove Translates Sign Language into Text and Speech

A London grad student's glove can translate sign language from hand gestures to visual text on a screen and audible dialogue.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 Oct 2015

National Federation of the Blind and Verifone Add Voice to Cabs

The National Federation of the Blind and Verifone collaborate to make taxicab terminals accessible with greater use of voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jul 2015

Hamilton Relay Goes to Washington

Hamilton Relay's telephonecaptioning and phone relay services for the deaf and will be available in Washington.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jul 2015

ReadSpeaker Updates Its TextAid Solution

New interfaces and the ability to read scanned documents round out the improvements.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jun 2015

TranscriptionWing Launches Video Captioning Service

Transcription company gives the deaf and hard-to-hear equal access to video and electronic communications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Jun 2015

Fujitsu Set to Launch Speech Recognition Solution LiveTalk

Technology offers speech-to-text technology and real-time display with wireless LAN transmissions
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Apr 2015

Sensear Introduces SmartPlug Speech-Enhancing Headsets

SmartPlug is ideal for use in noisy environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Mar 2015

Ai Squared Releases Window-Eyes 9.1 Screen Reader

Product updates make the Web more accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Mar 2015

The 2015 State of the Speech Technology Industry

In our first State of the Speech Technology Industry issue, we reveal the latest trends and developments in eight market categories.
Cover Story, Posted 10 Feb 2015

Speech Tech Sees Growth in New and Established Sectors

Editor's Letter, Posted 02 Feb 2015

Acapela Releases TTS Voices for NVDA

Acapela's newest offering supports screen readers from Non Visual Desktop Access for Microsoft Windows.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Jan 2015

TherapyBox Lets ALS Patients Record Their Own TTS Voice

App allows people with limited vocal ability to use own voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jan 2015

iSpeak4U Releases Android Version of HandySpeech

The app converts handwritten text into spoken words for people with disabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Dec 2014

Acapela Lets ALS Patients Create TTS with Their Own Voices

Acapela's My-Own-Voice app lets users record their own voices to use as the basis of text-to-speech software to be used later.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Dec 2014
Companies: Assistive Technology
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