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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 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.

Industry Voices

What is Readability? And How to Make Documents Accessible

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

Columns

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.

Speech Technology Reports and Research

The Past, Present, and Future of Speech Recognition 

Sponsored by Deepgram

The Hidden Potential of Automatic Speech Recognition

Sponsored by Deepgram

What Exactly is the True Omnichannel Experience?

Sponsored by Spitch

Battling Contact Center Regulatory Non-Compliance with Voice Biometrics

Sponsored by Spitch

Assistive Technology Companies and Suppliers