QAC students support The Nuvoic Project

Some of our students at Queen Alexandra College (QAC) have participated in an assistive technology project called The Nuvoic Project. 

QAC student donating his speech recordings

The aim of Nuvoic was to develop speech recognition technology for people with impaired or non-standard speech, supporting their communication and independence. Creative Media students, Remeo and Catherine, along with Grace, Sivani and Megan, who all study Health and Social Care at QAC, kindly donated speech recordings to help technology work better for people with atypical speech.

QAC student donating her speech recordings

Through the experience our students were able to develop a range of important skills such as verbal communication, following instructions, making choices, self-confidence, social skills, time management and listening. In addition, living the QAC Values of enabling and collaboration, and demonstrating excellence - as well as incorporating the FREDIE principles of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement.

The College's Karten Centre, where our Creative Media and IT students are based, was funded through the Ian Karten Charitable Trust with the purpose of improving the quality of life and independence of adult people with congenital or acquired physical, cognitive, sensory, learning disabilities or mental health problems.

Between May 2020 and April 2023 the Karten Network was a partner in the Nuvoic Project - you can find out more about the project in this attached link