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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

2024 State of AI in the Speech Technology Industry

How generative (and other types of) artificial intelligence is impacting five important sectors.

2023 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors.

The 2023 State of Assistive Technology

New rules and initiatives are helping make devices more accessible.

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.

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.

Columns

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.

Assistive Technology Companies and Suppliers