Accessibility

Hacking speech systems

Hacking speech systems 863 647 VUX World

Yesterday I posted about how speech recognition systems, voice assistants, have trouble with different accents like Irish accents, Welsh accents, Scottish accents, Northern accents and how hard it is to actually train those systems based on accents because a different accent is essentially like a different language. read more

Why Alexa doesn’t understand your accent

Why Alexa doesn’t understand your accent 1576 1182 VUX World

A new study by Uswitch has found that voice assistants struggle with Irish accents… and Welsh, and Scottish. read more

Accessibility is usability with Sierra Fontana and Carissa Merrill

Accessibility is usability with Sierra Fontana and Carissa Merrill 1800 1200 VUX World

Diving deep into how the US Bank approach accessibility for voice with Sierra Fontana and Carissa Merrill of US Bank.

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In this episode

Sierra Fontana, User Experience Architect, US Bank, and Carissa Merrill, Accessibility Consultant, US Bank, are working hard to make the US Bank’s voice services accessible to all. They join us on this episode to share how they’re approaching accessibility for voice and why it’s so important to prioritise accessibility early.

Links

WCAG guidelines

All about VoiceItt with Sara Smolley

Join Carissa Merrill and Sierra Fontana on LinkedIn

Carissa and Sierra on Twitter

Connecting the Dots with Ruby Steel and Will Merrill

Connecting the Dots with Ruby Steel and Will Merrill 1800 1200 VUX World

This week, we’re finding out how Ruby Steel and Will Merrill made Alexa more accessible for Susan as part of BBC 2’s Big Life Fix. read more