How Speech Technologies Can Help People with Disabilities

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Neither eyes nor arms are necessary in human-machine speech communication. Both human and machine just speak and/or listen, or machine does it instead of people. Therefore, speech communication can help people who cannot use their eyes or arms. Apart from both the visually impaired and physically disabled, speech technology can also help to the speech impaired and the hearing impaired, as well as to the elderly people. This paper is a review how speech technologies can be useful for different kind of persons with disabilities.


Persons with disabilities assistive technologies aids based on speech technologies: text-to-speech synthesis speech and speaker recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Technical SciencesUniversity of Novi SadSerbia
  2. 2.”AlfaNum - Speech Technologies”Novi SadSerbia

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