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As technology improves, so too do the applications for assistive technology. Companies that provide speech technology-based applications to assist people with disabilities are innovating at an exciting rate. See below for the latest assistive technology news, trends, and solutions.

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The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2021 Speech Industry Awards

Advances in AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and more fueled speech industry progress in the past year.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: HandsFree Health Keeps Seniors Safe

HandsFree Health is revolutionizing the voice-enabled virtual health assistance market with a complete line of voice-enabled products to help the elderly stay safe and healthy in their homes.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: ReadSpeaker Gives a New Voice to TTS

ReadSpeaker has been leading the way in text-to-speech (TTS) for more than two decades, delivering high-quality, lifelike voices for artificial intelligence-driven conversational applications, interactive voice response systems, and embedded applications.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: Voiceitt Makes Voice More Accessible

Israel-based Voiceitt, a provider of commercial speech recognition technology, is refocusing attention on applications that can translate unintelligible and atypical speech in real time, enabling people with severe speech impairments and other disabilities to communicate by voice.

Seniors Increase Use of Assistive Speech Tech

The growing aging population is a market ripe for voice-enabled technologies.

2021 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors

The State of Speech Development Platforms

New multicloud solutions are emerging

The State of Assistive Technology

Advances bring accessibility to more platforms and devices

Teaching with Speech

Voice technology has infiltrated the learning environment, improving schools for students and educators alike

The State of the Speech Technology Industry

Artificial intelligence is improving almost every aspect of the speech industry.

The State of Assistive Technology

Accessibility solutions expand to new populations

How Speech Technologies Can Level the Playing Field

Speech tech is a major driver behind assistive devices—ones that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and benefit from faster processing speeds and internet connectivity—that are helping people with all sorts of disabilities

Higher Learning: AI, ML, and Speech Tech in Academia

Academics are at the forefront of the biggest AI changes in the industry. Learn more about the latest breakthroughs, the questions researchers are trying to answer, and the challenges they face.

The State of Assistive Technology

The market for assistive tech is growing, but pain points still exist

Nuance Drops Support for Dragon Professional for Macs, Users Feel Left Behind

Nuance announced it will no longer support its Dragon dictation software for Mac, and users with disabilities are left wondering what their options are.

As ADA Lawsuits Mount, Speech Tech Emerges as Key to Compliance

If you build in the right speech technology tools, you could avoid costly litigation and bad publicity

2018 SPEECH TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION AWARD: SAYIN’ IT SAM

A Game Platform Helps Nonverbal Children Find Their Voice.

Technology Helps Solve Educational Dilemmas

Whether a student is hard of hearing or a foreign-language speaker, speech technologies can help make the classroom more accessible for everyone.

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.

The 2017 State of the Speech Technology Industry: Assistive Technology

Lending a Helping Hand with Speech