Speech Recognition


Speech recognition series

Speech recognition technologies have exploded in recent years and the opportunities these tools offer for people living with Parkinson’s continues to grow as well. Using the voice as an interface is a very efficient way to navigate and write on computers and smartphones, as well as the unique opportunities offered by the many emerging smart speakers such as the Amazon Alexa and the Google home.

In this four-part series, underwritten by the Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Center, speech language pathologist John Dean will demonstrate how to use a range of different speech recognition technologies in various contexts. The program will cover optimal set up for different platforms, tricks and tools for improving accuracy and direct practice for a range of valuable ways to use speech recognition technology to improve day-to-day quality of life.

This free four-week program begins on May 9 (12 P EDT) (except for May 30 – postponed to June 6).
To register, visit www.johnmdean.com/sr

session 4 – June 6, 2022

Additional resources

Below are some resources from Karen Kelly with Fairfax County Department of Family Services who joined us for this series. While DFS doesn’t have anything pertaining to just speech recognition, they do have a speech and hearing services unit. We’ve included their link below as they might have some additional resources for you.

Speech and Hearing Services:
Disability Rights and Resources:
Speech and Hearing Services for Children and Adults:
911 Options for Hearing or speech impaired callers:

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Department of Family Services

session 3 – May 23, 2022

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session 2 – May 16, 2022

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Session 1 – May 9, 2022

Session 1, May 9, 2022

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