Speech Recognition: What is Out There, Benefits and Using Them

Friday, May 21, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


To attend the webinar, log-in at https://bit.ly/360uv1A. This is a Microsoft Teams session.


The webinar starts at 1:00 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 1:05 p.m. 


Speech Recognition: What is Out There, Benefits and Using Them  is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Due to the pandemic, assistive technologies have become more important to meet the needs of people with and without disabilities. The webinar will cover the available speech recognition software and their benefits. Also, it will take you step-by-step through the practical use of voice recognition software with a live demonstration.


Hosted by the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research (SC-CATER) and Students with Disabilities in STEM (SWDiSTEM) Multi-User Lab for Research, Training, and Outreach.


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Ismahan Arslan-Ari
Assistant Professor
Learning Design and Technologies
College of Education

Ismahan Arslan-Ari is an assistant professor in the Learning Design and Technologies program at the University of South Carolina. She is also the director for the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Education Research (SC-CATER). Previously, she worked as a lead instructional designer at the Texas Tech University Independent School District which provides fully online K-12 education to students all around the world. Her research mainly focuses on multimedia learning, human computer interaction, the use of assistive technologies and online learning.

Robert David Dawson
Clinical Associate Professor

Counseling and Rehabilitation
School of Medicine Columbia

Robert David Dawson is a Clinical Associate Professor in Counseling and Rehabilitation at the School of Medicine-Columbia. He is also the co-director for the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research His area of expertise is assistive and adaptive technology for persons the disabilities and application of technology in the rehabilitation field. Dawson has been integrating technology as a part of instructional design since 1991. His interest in virtual reality began in 2013 with the developer version of the early Oculus system. In 2016, his research focused on accessibility of virtual reality for students with disabilities and integration of virtual reality as an instructional tool. The virtual-reality lab in the School of Medicine contains a variety of virtual reality equipment including Oculus Go, Oculus Rift S, Oculus Quest, Oculus Quest 2, and Vive Cosmo and over 300 virtual reality applications.