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Thursday, May 20 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Making Digital Language Content More Accessible with Artificial Intelligence

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Teaching any class language skills is challenging, and if the class contains students with special educational needs, it can be difficult to be inclusive to all students. In this session, we will explore a range of content creation and comprehension tools made possible through Artificial Intelligence developments. While they were invented with SEN students in mind, they are popular and useful with students of all levels and abilities. We will use common apps such as Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote to showcase how AI is making language learning more accessible. For instance, how can we make content easier to read for a dyslexic student, or check that the content we share with students is accessible? How can we make AI listen to our accent as we recite a poem and detect any mispronunciations? How can we rehearse for a presentation and have AI advise us on speaking speed, filler words, and appropriate language? How can we hear texts read to us with realistic accents, not robotic voices? Join us in the session to learn how to do all these things with AI.

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Stephen Howell

Academic Program Manager for Microsoft Ireland, Microsoft Ireland
Stephen Howell is an Irish developer with 22 years’ experience in software engineering, lecturing, program management, and the education industry. Almost 8 years ago, he made the move from academia to join Microsoft, where he is a specialist on topics including Cloud Computing... Read More →

Thursday May 20, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am CST
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