The Cost of Interruption

Most folks I know have complained about an autocorrect error at some point. There’s all kinds of potential for havoc when your smart phone transforms something you typed – perhaps…

Captions versus Transcripts:
It’s all about portions and waypoints

Captions reside at the bottom of a video and show what’s being said in short bits. Transcripts also show what’s said, but let you see more text at once. At…

Inclusive by Design

I had a great time at AccessU in Austin last week – it was full of informative talks and fine people. I especially enjoyed the session on the different ways…

Rutherfurd Living History Update – Search!

Here’s an update about the work I’ve been doing with Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. We’ve been working for the past couple of years on better…

Yearning to Speak Silently

Speech input has always had a major drawback – it’s not silent. It might be before too long, though. Not being able to speak silently doesn’t matter so much when…

The InSite System:
Interactive transcripts shareable at the sentence level

For the past three years I’ve been working with the folks at Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy to make temporal media – in this case oral…

Apple’s Next Move

I’ve been waiting for Apple’s next move in improving dictation in iOS for some time now. The speech recognition engine built into the Apple Mac and iOS operating systems work…

Mozilla’s DeepSpeech Project

Mozilla’s open source speech-to-text project has tremendous potential to improve speech input and make it much more widely available. It uses Google’s TensorFlow open source machine learning framework to implement…

Advice: Using a Computer When You Have a Temporary Hand Injury

I’ve used speech input for a long time, and so when someone in my orbit gets a hand injury, I tend to get questions about speech input. Here’s my advice….

Putin gets the Interactive Transcript Treatment

I’ve been working with with PBS FRONTLINE to enable its Putin Files interactive transcripts project. The system is based on the InSite system that we developed for Duke University’s Living…