Episode 44: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is on May 16 this year: What do you know about it?

Three Kyodo News reporters -- Yamaguchi-san, Eduardo and Su-san -- talk about a company in Tokyo that utilizes artificial intelligence to recreate voices for people who have lost theirs due to cancer treatment. Listen to them discuss other means of technology for increasing accessibility for those with disabilities, and the importance of raising awareness among the public.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Tokyo venture recreates voices via AI for cancer patients

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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Michiko Sakai (L) converses with her husband Masahiko using CoeFont's voice recreation service in Tokyo on March 30, 2022. (Kyodo)