Speech Accessibility Project begins recruiting people with ALS

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Speech Accessibility Project begins recruiting people with ALS

The Speech Accessibility Project has expanded its recruitment and is inviting U.S. and Puerto Rican adults living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to participate.

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January 4, 2024

Asia Jami in Team Gleason’s Assistive Technology LabThe Speech Accessibility Project has expanded its recruitment and is inviting U.S. and Puerto Rican adults living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to participate.

Those interested in participating can sign up online.

Funded by Big Tech companies Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign aims to train voice recognition technologies to understand people with diverse speech patterns and disabilities.

The project began recruiting people with Parkinson’s disease last spring, and those with Down syndrome this fall. The project will also recruit people who have cerebral palsy or have had a [...]

Read article at speechaccessibilityproject.beckman.illinois.edu

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