Associate Dean Audra Cerruto in the News

Long Islanders With Speech Differences Helping With Google Voice Project

CBSN - New York - January 14, 2020

By Carolyn Gusoff

Members of the BackYard Players, disabled young people with Down syndrome, are partnering with speech students at Molloy College in donating their voices to Google's ambitious Project Euphonia, helping to create a data base to train the technology to understand people with speech impairment.

"There individuals are unable to utilize the technology to the best of their abilities. If they could, it would transform their lives," said Dr. Audra Cerruto, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Education. "If voice commands could be understood then individuals with disabilities could become more independent, more autonomous."

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