“SoapBox Labs is creating more accurate and accessible speech technology for children that supports reading and language development. It is based on the premise that speech recognition is built for adults, and it doesn’t work as well as it could for kids. That’s because children have higher pitched voices and different speech patterns. Crucially, unlike adults, younger children don’t tend to adapt their speech to suit machines, either.” https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/13/soapbox-labs/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
Assistive Technology Symposium! “Please join the Indiana Branch of the International Dyslexia Association on March 10, 2018, to learn ways to use technology to improve student outcomes in school and life.” Register here: http://www.ida-indiana.org/
Proud to report that my brother Scott (co-founder of Dyslexic Kids) was one of the few software engineers who managed to conceptualize, fully program, and implement a complete, original video game at the 48-hour Global Game Jam computer programming competition over the weekend! Dyslexic power! ~Alex
And we’re back! Scott has returned from his study abroad in Argentina and he’s competing in a global programming competition this weekend. Alexandra is taking a full load of engineering classes on a college campus plus finishing her senior year in high school. We’re frightfully busy, but we’ll post as time allows!
Happy holidays, everyone! Thank you for supporting Dyslexic Kids throughout 2017! Help us make 2018 even better – give your unwavering support to a young person who has dyslexia, learn all that you can about dyslexia, and spread awareness about dyslexia in your community. We’ll be back in January!
We’re so thankful for the support all of you have given to Dyslexic Kids! You are the best! We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!