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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

Safety and Ethical Concerns Loom Large in Voice Cloning

AI makes synthetic speech sound more realistic than ever—and therein lies the danger.

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.

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

Augmented Reality Is a Therapeutic Game Changer

Users can interact with objects in a safe environment.

Audiovisual Speech Recognition Takes ASR to the Next Level

Humans rely on audio and visual cues to comprehend speech, and ASR should do the same.

Speech System Designers Need to Hold Procedural Memory in Mind

Don't assume all users will be able to follow design updates.

With Conversational AI, the Standards Work Heats Up

The W3C has published recent standards that will impact AI-powered speech applications.

Speech Technology Reports and Research

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