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Inclusion without Borders | Livox

Livox’s nonprofit arm is helping to improve assistive communication technology to allow those with no speech ability participate in conversations.

Problem

People with cognitive impairment and those with no speech ability often have difficulty participating in conversations, due to the slow, limited nature of current assistive technology—resulting in what’s known as a reciprocity gap.

Project

Inclusion without Borders, the non-profit arm of Livox, is utilizing a $550,000 grant from Google.org to apply adaptive technology and natural language processing to existing AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) software, bridging the reciprocity gap.

Impact

The new AAC software will enable people with cognitive impairment and those with no speech ability to communicate more quickly, and initiate conversations more easily.