Learn more about the Speech Accessibility Project

The Speech Accessibility Project is a new UIUC research initiative to make voice recognition technology more useful for people with a range of diverse speech patterns and disabilities. Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft, along with several nonprofit organizations, support the project.

The Speech Accessibility Project will collect speech samples from individuals representing a diversity of speech patterns. UIUC researchers will recruit paid volunteers to contribute recorded voice samples and will create a private, de-identified dataset which can be used to train machine learning models to better understand a wide variety of speech patterns. The Speech Accessibility Project will focus first on American English.

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