Using accessibility AI tools in education ensures equitable access to learning materials. The tools are especially helpful in creating learning materials for students with disabilities. The tools use artificial intelligence and machine learning to help create educational content specific to learning needs or add features that make the content more accessible.
For instance, adding captions, text to speech and other such features improves the utility of the content. It ensures people with limited abilities can also benefit from the content. Using accessibility AI tools helps students with special needs and promotes diversity and inclusivity in education.
The tools mentioned below can help you transform how you create content, its presentation and enhance and expand its consumption. Here are a few tools that can help:
Speech recognition tools convert speech input into written text and help individuals who struggle with reading and writing and those with hearing difficulties.
SpeechText.AI allows users to transcribe data from audio and video automatically. Users simply have to upload a file and convert the audio or video content to text in seconds. The tool promises high accuracy as speech recognition technology offers a human level of accuracy. Educators can use the tool to convert podcasts, educational videos, recorded lectures, audiobooks and other audio resources into text.
SpeechFlow was designed to improve office efficiency but can equally benefit educators. The tool offers multilingual transcription services and creates accurate and readable text. This is ideal for language educators as multilingual audio/video resources can be converted into text form in their choice of language.
Text-to-speech helps students with reading trouble and those with visual impairments as it converts text inputs to speech output.
SpeechGen offers text-to-speech solutions with realistic human voices and vast language support. Users can create good quality audio from text and customise voice-over as preferred. The audio generated can be downloaded and converted into MP3, WAV, and OGG files for free. The tool reads up to 2,000,000 characters in one go making it ideal even for larger files.
Lovo.ai is an award-winning AI-based voice generator and text-to-speech platform. The tools offer text-to-speech solutions for a wide range of voices that can cater to multiple levels of education. LOVO’s recent launch, Genny, is a game-changing AI voice generator that allows users to access text-to-speech and video editing features simultaneously. The tool is ideal for educators as it serves both audio and video elements. Genny can produce a human-like voice with exceptional quality and offers customisation over modality. Users can pick from over 500 voices, 20+ emotions, and 150+ languages.
The tool comes with a pronunciation editor, emphasis, speed and pitch control to perfect your audio as required, especially beneficial for special education teachers, language teachers and kindergarten teachers.
Closed captioning tools generate captions for videos and other multimedia content making it accessible for students with hearing impairments.
Otter.ai allows you to record and transcribe meetings and conversations with precision. The tool is ideal for generating reports and texts on video conferences or online classes. It generates shareable notes and is compatible with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet. The tool offers cross-platform availability and can be used on iOS, Android, and Chrome devices. This tool can benefit educators who want to capture lectures and discussions for easy reference.
Captions is a fantastic tool for educators who create educational talking videos. The tool streamlines the process of creating captions, short clips and recording talking videos. It can also transcribe videos automatically. You can record videos for up to a minute, and the platform will transcribe, caption and clip the video. The tool supports multiple languages and provides custom control over various text styles. Educators who want to create informative bite-sized content will find the tool of great help.
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