Google Project Relate: A Communication Tool | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Image Description: "Google Project Relate: A Communication Tool" with Pan-Pan Jiang

For millions of people, being able to speak and be understood can be difficult as a result of conditions that can impact speech, including stroke, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, or Parkinson’s disease. At a previous A11yNYC meetup, Pan-Pan Jiang introduced an Android app called Project Relate, which aims to help people with speech disabilities to communicate better with others, and interact with their Google Assistant.

Project Relate is a continuation of years of research from both Google’s Speech and Research teams, made possible by over a million speech samples recorded by participants of our research effort. Early testers of Project Relate have recorded a set of phrases. The app uses these phrases to automatically learn how to better understand the speaker’s unique speech patterns, and give them access to the app’s three main features: Listen, Repeat, and Assistant.

We’ve pulled together the resources and highlights from this meetup. Explore the resources and watch this video.



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