Speech System Designers Need to Hold Procedural Memory in Mind
Don't assume all users will be able to follow design updates.
The Speech Accessibility Project Could Open Doors, Literally
Dysarthric speech is getting more equal representation in voice algorithms.
With Conversational AI, the Standards Work Heats Up
The W3C has published recent standards that will impact AI-powered speech applications.
COVID Increased Disability, but It Also Showed How to Make Society More Accessible
The number of people with disabilities has grown, and so will the need for accommodations.
The Accessibility Lessons Learned (And Not Learned) from COVID
Did educational institutions become more inclusive post-pandemic?
The Brain-Computer Interface: The Frontier of Speech Tech
BCI offers hope for assistive technologies that help people who can no longer articulate speech.
The Rise (and Risks) of Speech Synthesis Applications
The use cases for synthetic voice abound, but companies will need to guard against malicious actors.
People with Disabilities Helped Launch Speech Tech. Don’t Leave Them Behind
Design solutions that eliminate difficulties.
Speech Technology's Invaluable Assist
Our extraordinary assistive speech technologies were years in the making.
Laws Protecting People with Disabilities Won't Work if They're Not Applied
Speech Is Headed in New Directions
Though still in its very earliest stages, edge computing is being recognized for the transformative role it could play in voice interfaces.
When IVRs Discriminate: A Case Study
What happened when a plaintiff took on a big telecom. The first in a two-part series.
How Can Speech Technology Help?
Looking at all the ways speech recognition can step up amid the pandemic
Amid the Pandemic, Speech Technologies Expand the Telehealth Options
The telehealth approach is now providing treatments across the healthcare spectrum
Pandemic Gives a Glimpse of Life with a Disability
The day-to-day just got more complicated for us all
Assistive Devices Help Millions—but They Can (and Will) Go Further
Assistive speech technology needs to be both more available and more usable
A Good Conversational Interface: Man’s Best Friend
Don't we all want voice-activated devices to be more like a loyal old dog and less like the puppy chewing on your shoes? But it's not necessarily something you can do at home with a few treats and the help of some YouTube videos.
Helping the Vocally Impaired Speak in Their Own Voice
Thanks to voice banking, digitized speech retains the essence of the original speaker
AAC Tech Can Help Those with Speech Disabilities Navigate Public Places
Augmentative and alternative communication puts control in the hands of people with speech disabilities, and that should be good for businesses, too
Integrating TTS in Web Browsers Is Harder Than It Sounds
Text-to-speech for webpages has to tackle modern English's dizzying complexity