Future of Voice Podcast Ep. 11: Voice as a Tool for Enabling Participation with Anil Lewis
Anil Lewis, Executive Director for Blindness Initiatives at the National Federation of the Blind, joins us for Episode 11 of the Future of Voice Podcast.
One of the core beliefs of the National Federation of the Blind is that “blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future.” Our guest Anil Lewis takes this a step further by adding, “blindness won’t hold you back, but your lack of access to information will.” For individuals who were born with or have developed physical or cognitive disabilities later in life, voice technologies have become essential to accessing information and increasing accessibility in the work environment and in everyday life. On this Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we examine the key intersections where voice and Conversational AI are enabling individuals with disabilities to participate, overcome bias, and find inclusion among their peers.
The Future of Voice Podcast is hosted by Jon Stine, Executive Director of the Open Voice Network, a community of The Linux Foundation.
The Open Voice Network is dedicated to making voice worthy of user trust. Learn more at openvoicenetwork.org.