Expanding digital inclusion, inclusive voice technology enables content creation and communication across diverse websites. Voiceitt, an Israeli pioneer in speech recognition technology for non-standard speech, has recently released Voiceitt for Chrome. This innovative browser extension allows individuals with speech disabilities, accented English, or age-related changes in speech to dictate directly into websites. This transformative tool integrates seamlessly with professional workspaces, email platforms, collaboration tools, and social media pages, empowering individuals with disabilities to create voice-to-text content and engage on the internet independently, often for the first time.

Voiceitt for Chrome broadens the company’s voice AI offerings by leveraging its speech recognition technology for non-standard speech. The Voiceitt web-based application, the company’s signature product, can identify speech patterns of individuals with various conditions affecting voice and speech intelligibility. Voiceitt for Chrome allows users to dictate their thoughts, providing a solution for those unable to use traditional dictation or voice typing tools designed exclusively for standard speech.

The release of Voiceitt for Chrome coincides with new legislation and policy decisions mandating increased accessibility of AI-driven technologies, including web content. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently ruled that Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees accessibility of mobile applications and web content for individuals with disabilities. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a substantial revision to ADA regulations in May, focusing on critical areas such as the accessibility of medical apparatus, websites, applications, and kiosks. Voiceitt addresses these new policy requirements, ensuring individuals with speech disabilities can access digital environments requiring speech. The tool also allows seamless integration into any website or product, aiding compliance with the latest accessibility standards for its partners.

Key Features and Advantages:

  • Enhanced Productivity in the Workplace: Integration with popular professional platforms like Google Workspace and Slack allows employees to dictate meeting notes, documents, and spreadsheets.
  • Increased Economic Prospects: Individuals can now secure jobs in fields where typing speed was previously a barrier, such as writing work documents, memoirs, blogs, or becoming online influencers.
  • Empowered Students: In browser-based platforms like Google Classroom, students with diverse accessibility needs can collaborate with classmates and demonstrate their capabilities.
  • Enhanced Patient Autonomy: Dictation into medical portals, customer service chatbots, and other platforms empowers self-advocacy and privacy, allowing patients to take a more active role in their healthcare by establishing private relationships with providers and dictating their needs through compatible browser-based portals.
  • Improved Social Engagement: Voiceitt facilitates text-to-speech integration in social media, messaging platforms like Slack and Discord, and emails, fostering enduring community connections and self-expression.

Katie Seaver, Voiceitt’s Head of Community Engagement and Impact, stated, “Voiceitt for Chrome elevates our current product to new heights and signifies a significant milestone in our endeavor to enable voice access to the digital world. By enabling voice-driven content creation and dictation, our initial browser extension offers unparalleled internet access. The Chrome Extension enables the distinctive voices of our community to fully engage in various activities, including learning, working, and playing. This launch demonstrates our team’s commitment to extending the potential of cutting-edge Voice AI and proving that anything is possible when technologies are accessible.” Voiceitt for Chrome is now available for individuals, speech pathologists, educators, and existing customers, offering an inclusive and effective speech-to-text experience. 

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