8th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (Event)

Black, R. (Advisor)

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Assistive technologies (AT) allow individuals with disabilities to do things that would otherwise be difficult or impossible for them to do. Some examples of assistive technologies involve providing universal access, such as modifications to televisions or telephones to make them accessible to the blind, d/Deaf, and hard of hearing. An important sub-discipline within the AT research community is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), which focuses on developing technologies for individuals facing challenges in written and spoken communication. Speech and natural language processing can be used in AT/AAC in a large variety of ways including enhancing the intelligibility of speech and providing communicative assistance for individuals with motor impairments. This workshop will bring researchers from the natural language processing, speech signal processing, speech-language pathology, and AAC research communities together with AAC users to share their findings, to discuss present and future challenges, and to explore possibilities for collaboration.
Period7 Jun 2019
Event title8th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies
Event typeWorkshop
LocationMinneapolis, United States, Minnesota
Degree of RecognitionInternational