Speech Accessibility Project Now Recruiting People With ALS

Speech Accessibility Project Now Recruiting People With ALS

Author: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology – Contact: saa.beckman.illinois.edu
Published: 2024/01/05 – Updated: 2024/01/06
Peer-Reviewed: N/A – Publication Type: Announcement / Notification
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Synopsis: The Speech Accessibility Project has expanded its recruitment and is inviting U.S. and Puerto Rican adults living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to participate. Participants and caregivers will be compensated for their time in the form of Amazon eCodes. Participants will receive a total of $180 in three increments: $60 after recording the 200th sample, an additional $60 after recording the 400th sample, and an additional $60 after recording the 600th sample.

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

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 stroke.

Researchers [...]

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