Can they hear you now?

Today’s speech recognition systems, such as voice assistants and translation tools, don’t always recognize people with a diversity of speech patterns often associated with disabilities, yet communication is crucial to everyday life and increasingly necessary when using interactive softwear.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has announced the Speech Accessibility Project, a new research initiative to make voice recognition technology more useful for people with a range of diverse speech patterns and disabilities. The project launched with cross-industry support from Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft, as well as nonprofit organizations such as LSVT Global, with a goal of making speech recognition more inclusive of diverse speech patterns.

Get Involved: Share your Voice with the Speech Accessibility Project!

Now recruiting individuals with Parkinson’s and related diagnosis to help speech recognition tools understand diverse voices, including those affected by Parkinson’s and related neurological diagnoses, for example, MSA, PSP, CBD and post-DBS.

All personal information safeguarded at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Project funded by Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft. Record your speech from the comfort of your home. Mentors from LSVT Global are ready to help you through the participation process.

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Get started today! Participants can earn up to $180 and Carepartners can earn up to $90. Visit to register: go.illinois.edu/SAPregistration

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My Mission: To enlist individuals in their treatment, and help them express their personality & spirit through voice. To educate and empower. Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP * FiTOUR® Group Exercise Instructor * Voice Aerobics® A Whole Body Approach to Voice Practice

Voice Aerobics the heART and Science of Voice Practice