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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

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 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 Technology Reports and Research

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