Automatic speech recognition

Bias in Automatic Speech Recognition

Bias in Automatic Speech Recognition Technology has come a long way, making automatic captioning available on many video conferencing software, social platforms, and tech devices. But many users are aware of the pitfalls, including transcription delays and inaccuracies. Automatic captioning works via automatic speech recognition systems and...

Children with hearing loss

Children and Hearing Loss

Children and Hearing Loss While hearing loss is typically associated with age-related decline, many newborns and adolescents experience it from birth or due to illness and excessive noise exposure. In fact, hearing loss is the number one birth defect in the U.S. Most children in the U.S....

Tips for creating an inclusive workspace

Tips for Creating an Inclusive Workspace

Tips for Creating an Inclusive Workspace Whether your company is large or small, recruiting a diverse workforce and enacting policies that promote equity and inclusion should be a top priority of human resources. This includes welcoming people who are deaf and hard of hearing, especially considering many...

Inequalities of women with hearing loss

Inequalities of Women With Hearing Loss

Inequalities of Women With Hearing Loss Did you know Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster, and Holly Hunter all have hearing loss? Berry, a domestic violence victim, suffered hearing loss after a former boyfriend struck her in the head. Goldberg, who wears hearing aids, attributes her...

COVID-19 Impact on Captioning

COVID-19’s Impact on Captioning

COVID-19's Impact on Captioning COVID-19 upended life as we know it for most people, transforming how we work, learn, communicate, and gather. The rise in remote work, weekly coronavirus news conferences, and virtual public meetings also brought accessibility issues front and center, especially for hard-of-hearing people. While...

Increasing Access and Opportunity with Captions

Increasing Access and Opportunity with Captions

Workplaces that welcome the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of building a diverse and inclusive community that enhance access and opportunity. For people with hearing loss, it can be difficult to find the right employment fit. The Deaf and...