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Verbit Presents at Accessing Higher Ground Conference

By Ayelet Weizs

As technology progresses, higher education institutions continue to make strides toward more inclusive, accessible experiences for students. Yet according to a 2019 report by the National Center for College Students with Disabilities, there are still many barriers to campus access. Professionals at Verbit continue to seek out ways to partner with organizations that educate higher education institutions on accessibility and…
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Assistive Technologies Aren’t Just for ‘Special Needs’ Anymore

By Danielle Chazen

Schools are Implementing Technologies that Benefit All Students, Increasing Retention & Graduation Rates Student retention is always a top concern for universities. Today, only 41% of full-time students earn their bachelor’s degrees within the standard four-year period, forcing institutions to reevaluate their offerings to ensure their students stay with them through graduation. The six highest-ranked universities in U.S. News &…
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What is Speech Recognition Used For?

By Ayelet Weizs

Automatic speech recognition impacts everything from our personal lives to how justice is served in courts to improved student learning. So what exactly is speech recognition? How does speech recognition work across industries that impact our day to day lives, health, education, careers, and chances to thrive?   How Did Speech Recognition Begin? It was 1952 when Bell Laboratories presented…
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The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement

By Ayelet Weizs

Higher education institutions are combining advanced technology and education strategies to improve student achievement. This combination has led to incredible growth in the expansion of personalized learning paths that help students thrive and interactive experiences that further immerse students in the professions they're pursuing. These strategies are preparing students to work in fast-paced, technologically-driven environments. Arguably the greatest impact of…
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Low and High Tech Assistive Technology: A Timeline

By Ayelet Weizs

In a world and society designed for ‘normal’, people with disabilities often find it challenging to access everyday opportunities that many take for granted. This reality is especially evident in higher education. These limitations are evident physically, such as university elevators that are too narrow for wheelchairs, and academically when classes are taught without captions and transcriptions for deaf students…
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What is Voice Recognition Used for and How Does it Work?

By Ayelet Weizs

Voice recognition technology identifies a speaker and authenticates that he or she is indeed that individual. Unlike speech recognition, which identifies the words spoken, voice recognition analyzes countless patterns and elements that distinguish one person's voice from another. Voice recognition is now being used in every facet of our lives, personally and professionally.   How Is Voice Recognition Used in…
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EDUCAUSE & Verbit: Leveraging Technology to Improve Higher Education Accessibility

By Ayelet Weizs

  Digital transformation is making waves in higher education across the world. It changes how leadership manages the campus, it makes data-based automation possible for improving campus operations and student wellbeing, and it differentiates institutions for top tier students who seek innovative education that trains them to succeed in tomorrow's workplaces, just to name a few of the exciting developments.…
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Transcription Rates & What Must Be Included in the Price

By Ayelet Weizs

In today's world, organizations are inundated with a wide variety of transcription rate structures, which makes it challenging to compare one service provider from another. Therefore, the following quick guide is all about the most common payment structures, what transcription rate per minute and transcription rates per hour organizations can expect to pay, plus what exactly goes into those rates,…
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Positive Effects of Technology on Education: Make a Bigger Impact

By Ayelet Weizs

Education has been opening doors to professional and personal growth for centuries, but not for everyone. Therefore, an increasing number of education organizations are tapping into the positive effects of technology on education, realizing that choosing the right tools and methods can be a game-changer for students that have been previously marginalized. To get organizations ready to expand their impact…
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Virginia Tech and Verbit – National Disability Employment Awareness Summit

By Ayelet Weizs

"In 1945, Congress declared the first week in October 'National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.' That week is now a month, so there's more time to celebrate," reported the National Disability Institute, explaining that the entire month of October is now dedicated to highlighting barriers to employment that people with disabilities face, and the significance of including them more efficiently…
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