1. IBM @ CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference - Join the IBM team for general session presentations and panel discussions on a range of accessibility topics
  2. 28th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference - Presented by CSUN Center on Disabilites, Feb 25-Mar 2, 2013. Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel San Diego, CA
  3. Register for the Liberated Learning Inclusive Practices Forum - The Ross Center for Disability Services and The Venture Development Center at UMass Boston are proud to host the Inclusive Practices Forum, October 19 2012.
  4. U.N. Convention presentation - IBM's Frances West delivered a presentation on accessibility and technology at the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the U.N. headquarters in New York
  5. Liberated Learning Annual General Meeting - The Consorium's Annual meeting is being hosted by partners IBM, UMASS Boston, and Nuance Communications. October 14-19, 2012
  6. Dimitri Kanevsky Honoured at White House Ceremony - IBM research scientist Dimitri Kanevsky was recently honoured as a "Champion of Change" at a White House ceremony celebrating leaders in the field of accessibility technology. Dr. Kanevsky describes his involvement with Liberated Learning in this interview.
  7. "Transcribe Your Class-Paper at IATED2012 - Paper:6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference,Valencia,Spain,March 5-7 2012
  8. "Automated Captioning for Lectures in Higher Education" - join IBM Accessibility Facebook Expert Hour, Thursday, December 8, at 12 pm EDT
  9. Synote wins prestigous THE Award - Synote wins Times Higher Education award for ICT Initiative of the Year for UK universities
  10. Sharon Kerr featured speaker at ascilite 2011 - Conference on using technology to enhance the teaching, learning in tertiary education
  11. Nuance joins the Consortium - Nuance Communications Inc. has joined the Consortium, planning to contribute technology and expertise to improve accessibility
  12. Southampton's Consortium research nominated for prestigious THE award - Synote nominated for the prestigious title of Outstanding ICT Initiative, annual Times Higher Education Awards
  13. Consortium partner elected as ISCA Fellow - Interspeech 2011 - J. Bruce Millar from the Australian National University to be elected as ISCA Fellow for lifelong technical contributions and service to the association
  14. “Innovation for Digital Inclusion” Conference - Sara Basson contributes to Plenary:Welfare, Independence,and Diversity:the faces of digital inclusion
  15. IBM's Frances West receives Honourary Degree - Honorary Degree and Chancellor’s Medal Recipients, UMASS Boston 2011 Commencement Honorees
  16. Seminar: Speech Transcription Overview – Markets, Applications and Technologies - Seminar by Dr. Sara Basson on challenges involved in Speech Transcription. Wed, June 21, Afeka Academic College of Engineering,Tel-Aviv
  17. Transcribe Your Class at CACUSS 2011 - Keith Bain and Eunice Lund-Lucas will present an interactive session about the Youth Initiative: Ryerson University, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11am-noon at TRS 3-109
  18. Transcribe Your Class @ Society for Teaching and Learning Conference - Keith Bain and Eunice Lund-Lucas present during Innovative Practice Track, Thursday 2:10 - 3:00 pm 31st Annual STLHE Conference June 15-18, 2011University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon
  19. Liberated Learning presentation @ Guelph Accessibility Conference - Accessibility through Speech Recognition powered captioning and transcriptionWednesday June 1, 2011, 2:00 - 2:50, Roz 108
  20. MoodleMoot Edmonton 2011 - Chad Leaman and Ryan Thomas from The Neil Squire Society will be presenting "Accessibility and Moodle: Jailbreak your LMS." They will be sharing and demonstrating their work with The Liberated Learning Consortium.
  21. a11yyow Ottawa's First Accessibility Unconference! - Chad Leaman and Ryan Thomas from The Neil Squire Society will be presenting "Accessibility and Moodle: Jailbreak your LMS." They will be sharing and demonstrating their work with The Liberated Learning Consortium - Ottawa May 6, 2011
  22. Bradly Duerstock from Purdue University receives NIH Award - Professor Brad Duerstock receives USA National Health Institute ARRA Pathfinder Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce. The grant will develop an Institute for Accessible Science to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in biomedical science.
  23. Mike Wald from the University of Southampton honoured by Association for Learning Technology(ALT) - Mike Wald wins third major award, runner up in Individual Category in the Learning Technologist of the Year Award. The award will be presented September 9 2010, ALT conference, Nottingham, UK.
  24. Valerie Haven of UMass Boston honoured with 2010 Sloan-C President's Special Achievement Award. - Valerie Haven of UMASS Boston will receive this award at the 16th Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, November 4th, 2010
  25. Iris Versari Vocational school Wins an Italian National Award for "a school of innovation" with the Net4Voice project - Iris Versari Vocational school Wins an Italian National Award for "a school of innovation" with the Net4Voice project
  26. Dr. Mike Wald from the University of Southampton, wins a National Teaching Fellowship from The Higher Education Academy. - Dr. Wald has been recognized for his work in improving learning for students through his excellence in teaching and his innovative creation, development and use of technology.
  27. Cambrian College wins Learning and Teaching Award for SR work. - Christine Tworo, Yvan Roy, and Robert Pelletier of Cambrian College win the Learning and Teaching award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. The Cambrian team has been piloting the use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking to caption college class lectures. Spring, 2010.
  28. Presentation on the University of Bologna's Portal System at the WCIT2010 Conference. - Luca Garlaschelli, CIO of the University of Bologna, will be making a presentation on the University of Bologna's Portal System at the WCIT2010 conference. May 25, 2010, 14:00 hrs, Amsterdam.
  29. Mike Wald, Southampton Presentations at 12 International Confernece Computers Helping People with Special Needs - Mike Wald, University of Southampton is providing presentations about captioning multiple speakers using SR and Synote: Accessible and Assistive Technology Enhancing Learning for all Students. July 14-16, 2010, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  30. Net4Voice Final Conference "Speech recognition supporting learning: The future" - The main aim of the conference was to present the Net4Voice project results and to open a discussion on the existing solutions for adopting Speech Recognition Technology in learning, and the future oportunities for improving the technology and large scale adoption in education. May 13, 2010 Auditorium, via Azzo Gardino 65/a, Univerista di Bologna, Italy
  31. Liberated Learning Presentation at Purdue University - You are invited to attend a presentation by Keith Bain to learn about Liberated Learning and speech recognition technology. Tuesday, January 26 2010; 3:00 pm; Purdue University, Morgan Building, Discovery Park. Topics will include an SR overview, research into the impact of SR on students with and without disabilities as well as faculty users, technology challenges, and demonstrations of SR systems and supporting applications.
  32. Presentation: Liberated Learning--Youth Initiative - Keith Bain will speak about the Liberated Learning Youth Initiative funded by the Government of Canada at Mount Allison University on January 22, 2010, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. For more information, contact Eileen M. Herteis: 1-506-364-2652, eherteis@mta.ca.
  33. IBM Speech Recognition in Education Symposium - Monday, November 9, 2009 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Route 134, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, Auditorium
  34. Liberated Learning Consortium Annual General Meeting - November 9-12 , 2009 IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Route 134, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
  35. Saint Mary's Professor wins IT Software Award - Dawn Jutla, Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University selected as the winner of the IT Software Award at the 2009 World Technology Summit July 16 2009
  36. Synote wins EUNIS Dorup E-learning Award 2009 - June 29 2009
  37. IBM receives IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition Award - IEEE Corporate Innovation Award for long-term commitment to speech recognition, accepted by David Nahamoo, IBM Human Language Technologies. June 25 2009
  38. Synote nominated for E-Learning Award - International Conference EUNIS 2009 "IT: Key of the European Space for Knowledge" hosted by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), June 23-26 2009 in Santiago de Compostela
  39. Liberated Learning partner receives Federal funding - Liberated Learning partner Neil Squire Society receives federal funding July 12 2009
  40. IEEE Accessing the Future Conference - Frances West, Director IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center and Dimitri Kanevsky, IBM Research, are presenting at the IEEE Accessing the Future Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, MA USA 20 - 21 July 2009
  41. Liberated Learning nominated for a World Technology Network Award Education category - The World Technology Summit & Awards 2009 July 15-16, 2009 TIME Conference Center, Time & Life Building, New York City
  42. Liberated Learning featured in "speakup librarian" blog. - Speakup Librarian. "Making Online Education Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - part 3." Weblog. "speak up librarian." 14 January 2009. Blogspot. 16 January 2009
  43. Column by IBM's Sara Basson featured in November 2008 edition of Speech Technology Magazine - "The Holy Grail of Speech" posted 1 November 2008
  44. Annual General Meeting, Liberated Learning Consortium - October 23-25, Universita di Bologna, Bologna Italy
  45. Work Place Accommodations for the Disabled - Susan Alcorn MacKay, Cambrian College, Sudbury, Canada will be presenting at HEAD (Health, Elderly, Addicts and Disability), an international seminar concentrating on issues of welfare in greying societies. November 18–20.2008 Congress Centre Fellmanni, Lahti, Finland
  46. An interview with Dr. Mike Wald, University of Southampton
  47. Using Speech Recognition Captioning to Enhance Multimedia Learning - . Mike Wald from the University of Southampton, UK is presenting at the 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Languages and the Media, October 29-31, Berlin Germany
  48. The Government of Canada Funds Speech Recognition Technologies - Parliamentary Secretary Lynne Yelich announced today that Saint Mary's University is to recieve government funding to expand the use of speech recognition technologies.
  49. Trent University Recieves Federal Grant - A $30,000 Federal grant has been awarded to Disability Services Office within Trent University for a research project dedicated to perfecting speech recocognition technologies.
  50. Government of Canada Announcement - Monday, July 28, 2008, 9:00 am, Unilever Lounge, 4th Floor, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University. Parliamentary Secretary, Lynne Yelich, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, will make a special announcement of funding to expand the use of speech recognition technologies.
  51. The University of Bologna will participate in WORLDCOMP 2008. - They will be presenting a paper on Net4Voice at "The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing".
  52. Net4Voice project presentation on the Wissenheim website. - The University of Ulm presents the Net4Voice project and exciting developments in the virtual world project "Wissenheim".
  53. Summit to Advance Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing individuals in STEM (DHH Cyber-Community). - The Rochester Institute of Technology proud to announce this summit, bringing together 50 leaders in the field of support service provision for postsecondary deaf students.
  54. Presentation at Congress 2008: A Global Community of Communications. - The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is proud to join with the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People to host this eighth international congress.
  55. IBM Honors Elite Technical Employees - Dr. David Nahamoo has been awarded the title of IBM Fellow -- IBM's most prestigious technical honor -- for his contributions to IBM's leadership in speech recognition
  56. Presentation: Engaging Every Learner in Online and Blended Environments - McGraw-Hill Ryerson Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference, Simon Fraser University May 14-15, 2008. Chad Leaman, Neil Squire Society, will demonstrate real-time closed-captioning of Wimba Classroom using Liberated Learning speech recognition technology
  57. Liberated Learning partner's use of Speech Recognition technology featured in Wimba Case Study - "Disabled Students Across Canada Excel via The Neil Squire Society and Wimba Classroom's Accessibility" April 2, 2008
  58. Net4Voice - le nuove tecnologie per vincere le barriere dell'apprendimento 23 febbraio 2008
  59. Net4Voice Kick Off Meeting - February 28-29th 2008. Direzione e Sviluppo delle Attivita Web Sala Romei - Via Zamboni 26. Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  60. "Liberated Learning Research Study" featured in Landmark East School newsletter - Landmark East, an international school for students with Learning Disabilities, has been piloting Liberated Learning technology with support from the Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia (LDANS).
  61. "Closed Captioning through Voice Recognition": a presentation at the First Annual Wimba Users' Conference, Wimba Connect. - Chad Leaman explains how the Neil Squire Society, through a pilot project with Liberated Learning, is using ViaScribe to send Closed Captions into Wimba online courses.
  62. IBM tops in U.S. patents for 15th year. - LoHud.com article features long-time proponent of Liberated Learning and IBM Master Inventor, Dimitri Kanevsky.
  63. Forum at Saint Mary's University: Speech Recognition Technology--Possibilities and Pragmatics for Students with Disabilities in the Secondary School System. - Presentation of research outcomes from a study into the use of speech recognition technology in Nova Scotia high school classrooms. (This research was made possible through the generosity of the GIFT Atlantic Foundation.) Date: Friday, January 18, 2008; 9:30am – 1:30pm.
  64. Searching Video Lectures: A tool from MIT finds keywords so that students can efficiently review lectures. - a tool from MIT finds keywords so that students can efficiently review lectures.
  65. Presentation at The Association de l'industrie de la langue/Language Industry Association (AILIA), Third Annual Canadian Language Industry Showcase - Dr. Sara Basson from IBM Research is a featured speaker on technology and business opportunities in speech technologies
  66. Liberated Learning Consortium featured in Futurelab's Digital InclusionProject Showcase - "Building fairer futures, challenging educational divides..."
  67. Public presentation at the University of Alberta: "Improving Accessibility using Speech Recognition Technology" - Thursday, October 25, 2007. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Education South, Room B-19.
  68. Break free from those barriers: Universal Liberated Learning enters new chapter - "...Saint Mary's University (SMU) will partner with Trent University, IBM Research, the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC), the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), and the Neil Squire Society in order to carry out research on how emerging technologies can increase information accessibility."
  69. Realising the full potential of e-learning at all levels of education: Teleconference of the Committee on Culture, Science and Education - Liberated Learning participates in PACE (Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe) Committee on Culture, Science, and Education teleconference entitled, "Realising the full potential of e-learning at all levels of education
  70. ViaScribe Lecture Delivery System Includes Automatic Captioning - Charles Darwin University joins Liberated Learning Consortium, pilots IBM ViaScribe.
  71. 16th National Conference on Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, September 27-29, 2007, St. John's, Newfoundland. Liberated Learning will be sending a delegate to "Reach Out...Join In...Learn On".
  72. 16th National Conference on Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, September 27-29, 2007, St. John's, Newfoundland. Liberated Learning will be sending a delegate to "Reach Out...Join In...Learn On".
  73. Interspeech 2007 - August 27-31, 2007 Antwerp, Belgium. Sara Basson from IBM Research chaired a session on Speech Technology and Accessibility.
  74. SpeechTEK 2007 - August 20-23, 2007, New York, NY. Sara Basson, IBM presented at this conference, which featured the latest speech recognition developments and showcased organizations that integrate speech technology in their business operations to meet the needs of clients.
  75. セント・メアリーズ大学= SMU - IBM Japan – supporting people with hearing disabilities using speech recognition technology.
  76. Becta TechNews article featuring Libearted Learning - June, 2007
  77. HCI 2007 - 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China.
  78. Accessibility Through Speech Recognition Public Lecture - July 10, 2007, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., University of Massachusetts at Boston Healey Library
  79. Liberated Learning Consortium Annual Meeting - June 4-5, 2007 Halifax, Nova Scotia
  80. Canadian Hard of Hearing Association 2007 National Conference - May 24-27, 2007 Edmonton, Alberta.
  81. SpeechTEK 2007 - August 20-23, 2007, New York, NY.
  82. Whole Student Conference 2007 - January 26, 2007, Meeting the Needs of students with disabilities.
  83. Pathways8 National Conference - November 28-December 1, 2006, Hobart, Tasmania.
  84. 3rd China Accessibility Forum - November 2-3, 2006, Beijing, China.
  85. Park View Education Centre - October 17, 2006, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
  86. USC Academic Receives Liberated Learning Achievement Award - University of the Sunshine Coast awarded Dr. Marc Sims with an achievement award...
  87. Trevor Allan Receives Vice-Chancellor's Award - Trevor Allan was recently awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Career Achievement.
  88. Promoting Innovative Science and Technology and Establishing an Accessible Information Environment - IBM co-sponsored the Third China Information Accessibility Forum.
  89. Breaking Down Barriers - Students with disabilities are flocking to Ontario's colleges and universities.
  90. October 2006 Liberated Learning ejournal (PDF) - Partnership with RBC Financial Group, Viascribe research and development...
  91. Saint Mary's Student Wins Award - Jason Hines has won the APICS Undergraduate Science Communication Award at the APICS 30th Annual Math, Statistics, & Computer Science Conference.
  92. IBM Tunes in to Technology Initiatives for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People - In many university settings worldwide, students who are deaf or hard of hearing rely on visual aids...
  93. Liberated Learning Technology to be introduced to the Canadian Club (PDF) - Saint Marys University (SMU), IBM, and the RBC Financial Group will be playing a unique role...
  94. Liberating the Learning Environment - Automating Multimodal Content - Like it or not, lecturing is still an integral part of the university learning experience. Even pure eLearning offerings contain elements of lecture.
  95. It's Time to Liberate the Universe (PDF) - Saint Mary’s University has recently launched a new a project called Universal Liberated Learning.
  96. August 2006 Liberated Learning ejournal (PDF) - Universal Liberated Learning, The Community University Research Alliances, 2006 Canadian Hard of Hearing Conference in P.E.I...
  97. Liberated Learning Through Voice Recognition Technology - A new approach to "liberating" the learning process is being tested at Trent University.