How people with Down syndrome are teaching Google

June 25, 2020

Working with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Google is collecting voice samples to teach its Google Assistant to understand people with the condition. When Matthew MacNeil uses the voice-to-text feature on an Android phone, the resulting transcription looks nothing like what he said. “Hello, my name is Matthew MacNeil. I live in Tillsonburg, Ontario,” becomes “Hello my name is Master MacNeil. I live in traffic Ontario.” MacNeil, who is 30, has Down syndrome, and he’s…


Important Down syndrome and COVID-19 Q&A

June 24, 2020

“The unprecedented spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is presenting the world with a unique…

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Class of 2020: Congratulations Grace

June 22, 2020

Grace Davis recently graduated from Vestavia Hills High School and is going to be in…