Do you or any of your relatives have speech disabilities? If unfortunately yes then you can use the Speech impairment help app that Google launched for handicapped people to help them communicate easily. Google has been adding a lot of disability help apps to help people in need and this app is one of them.
The company is also inviting people to take part in the process of app advancements. People with speech impairments have struggled to communicate. But with advancements in tech and software, some companies have started to make their products work better for people with atypical speech.
The app is still being tested. With the company saying it will get back applicants for beta testing positions “in the coming months.”
Speech impairment help app from Google
Google announced that it’s made a new Android app called Project Relate. The purpose of this app is to help people with speech impairments communicate more easily with others and the Assistant. And It is also looking for beta testers to test and improve the app.
Google Research Julie Cattiau said in a video: “standard speech recognition doesn’t always work as well for people with atypical speech because the algorithms have not been trained on samples of their speech.” Project Relate would use custom models trained on each individual user’s speech patterns.
Project Relate can do three things: Transcribe the user’s speech into text. Or can copy and paste or show to people on their screen. Readout what the user said in a synthesized voice, and communicate with the Google Assistant.