In partnership with Warner Music UK and Rothco, Apple Music will launch new ‘Saylists’ for young listeners with speech and sound impairments. Using Waner Music algorithms to find song lyrics with challenging sounds, the music streaming service will introduce exclusive songs in new ‘Saylists’ playlists to support speech therapy.
Apple Inc. focuses heavily invests in offering accessibility features to users with sight, hearing, and other disabilities across its devices. Popular features like VoiceOver, Screen Recognition, People Detection, and others help users with impairments to stay connected, explore, communicate, and much more. Now, the company is working to make music streaming more accessible.
New ‘Saylists’ on Apple Music will include songs from Dua Lipa, Fatboy Slim, Lizzo, and others
As per a BBC report, one in 12 children in the UK is believed to have some form of speech-sound disorder (SSD).
that the music streaming has chosen 173 songs from popular artists like “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa, Lizzo, “Right Now” by Fatboy Slim, and others.
And, using the algorithm, Apple Music analysed the lyrics of the 70 million tracks in its catalogue to choose those that repeated them most often.
Stammering affects about 1.5 million adults across the UK – but it is remains unclear why many develop the condition.
One of the most successful therapeutic strategies for children with SSD is repeating challenging sounds, such as
Speech-and-language therapist Anna Biavati-Smith, who worked with Warner Music and Rothco on the project, said: “Saylists provide a fun new way to practise the sounds I teach children, without feeling pressured or getting bored.”
Warner Music chief executive Tony Harlow said: “Helping people express themselves is at the heart of what we do – and we hope that by creating a therapeutic tool that’s as engaging and accessible as saylists, we can help anyone whose struggling with their speech.”