69. Project Understood: Down Syndrome & Voice Technology w/Ed Casagrande & Matthew MacNeil
Let’s face it, we all love voice-command technology (maybe even a little too much sometimes..) and our kiddos love it too. But Siri and Alexa and Google Home can’t always understand our loved ones with Down Syndrome. That’s why Ed Casagrande, the chair of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS), launched Project Understood. Ed and his team are collecting voices from individuals with Down Syndrome and working with Google to ensure that the future of voice technology includes everyone. Matthew MacNeil is among the many individuals with Down Syndrome to have donated his voice to this campaign, recording nearly one thousand unique phrases in the span of just a few days!
So friends it’s time to tell your phones to play our latest episode and join us for a chat about accessibility and technology with Ed and Matthew. Then, learn more about how your loved one with Down Syndrome can donate their voice by visiting projectunderstood.ca!
Visit projectunderstood.ca to learn more and donate your voice!
Watch ‘Introducing Project Understood’ on Youtube
Learn more about the Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Follow the Canadian Down Syndrome Society on Instagram
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