Illinois Center for Information Technology Accessibility

Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Publicizing the Recruitment of Participants

We would like to thank you for your help in publicizing the recruitment of participants for the automatic speech recognition study. We are primarily looking for subjects in Illinois, western Indiana and Southern Wisconsin, so please try to limit dissemination to people in those areas. The following sections are sample newsletter and e-mail announcements you can use to publicize the study.

Printable Flyer

Sample Newsletter Text

Make Some Money($$) for Just Talking

Dyarthric Speech Recognition Study

Has any one ever paid you for just talking? Well here is your opportunity! We are looking for adults (18 years or older) with Cerebral Palsy who have mild to severe dysarthric speech for an automatic speech recognition study. The long term goal is to build a practical system for text entry into computer systems for people with dysarthric speech. In order to achieve this goal we need speech samples of dysarthric speech. We are particularly interested in people who live in Illinois, Western Indiana and Southern Wisconsin. The study will last between 1-2 hours and consist of reading words presented one at a time on a computer screen. Potential participants must be at least 18 years old, have good vision to be able to read from a computer screen and be able to read at or above the 3rd grade level. Participants will be compensated for their participation and travel mileage. If you have dysarthric speech and are potentially interested in participating in the study, please visit the following web site and fill out an interest form or contact Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Ph.D. the Principal Investigator of the project.

http://asr.cita.uiuc.edu

Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Ph.D.
Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
405 N Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (800) 494-8165

Sample E-mail Announcement

Subject line: ANNOUNCEMENT: Want to Make Some Money($$) for Just Talking?

Ever had anyone pay for just talking? Well here is your opportunity! We are looking for adults (18 years or older) with Cerebral Palsy who have mild to severe dysarthric speech for an automatic speech recognition study. The long term goal of the project is to build a practical voice recognition system for text entry into computer systems for people with dysarthric speech. We need your help in collecting speech samples to be used in developing speech recognition models tuned to the needs of people with dysarthric speech. We are particularly interested in people who live in Illinois, Western Indiana and Southern Wisconsin. So if you have dysarthric speech or know someone who does, please contact us so we can tell you more about how you or someone you know can participate in the project.

The study will last between 1-2 hours and consist of reading words presented one at a time on a computer screen. Potential participants must be at least 18 years old, have good vision to read from the computer screen and be able to read at or above the 3rd grade level. Participants will be compensated for their participation and travel mileage to one of the study sites at either University of Wisconsin - Madison or University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. If you have dysarthric speech and are potentially interested in participating in the study, please visit the following web site and fill out an interest form or contact Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Ph.D. the Principal Investigator of the project

Project web site and interest form: http://asr.cita.uiuc.edu

Principal Investigator:
Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Ph.D.
Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
405 N Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (800) 494-8165