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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.

Thanks!
~Shawn

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