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Assistive Technology

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.

Features

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2022 Speech Industry Awards

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

2022 Speech Industry Award Winner: Aural Analytics Makes Speech Vital to Health Care

The U.S. National Institutes of Health this past July awarded a $1.4 million grant to Aural Analytics, a Scottsdale, Ariz., startup that is on the cutting edge of voice biomarker technology.

2022 Speech Industry Award Winner: Veritone Voices All Sorts of Projects

Veritone is an artificial intelligence tech company based in Irvine, Calif. Established in 2014, it has as its centerpiece the aiWARE hyper-expansive enterprise AI platform, the foundation for its extensive voice technology lineup.

Vertical Markets Spotlight: A Special Report

Speech Technology magazine's roundup of the speech innovation taking place in eight industry verticals.

Industry Voices

The Importance of Voice Control on Aging in Place

The development of voice control language processing and available applications will impact seniors' ability to safely age in place.

What is Readability? And How to Make Documents Accessible

These tips will help make sure screen readers can clearly convey your content.

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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 Reports and Research

KPI's for Critical Web Chat

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Learn from these common voice biometric FAQ's

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Learn How to Increase Transcription Speed and Improve Accuracy

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Assistive Technology Companies and Suppliers