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Clarifying speech recognition vs. voice recognition in Style Guide

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2021 08:43:50 -0600
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, WAI Coordination Call <public-wai-cc@w3.org>
Cc: Kim Patch <kim@redstartsystems.com>
Message-ID: <7f35de32-31ed-5cd4-0e39-467d57b50f84@w3.org>
Hi folks,

Here is a draft update to the WAI Style Guide[1]:

"speech recognition" is for speech-to-text (SST), and usually what we're talking about for accessibility.
"voice recognition" is different; it's about identifying the speaker, not what they're saying.

(For background, search the Web for "speech recognition voice recognition difference")

Please let me know if you disagree or have edit suggestions.


[1] currently at the end of https://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Style#other_words_and_phrases
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