Keith Bain leads the Liberated Learning Consortium, an international research and development organization studying speech recognition technology as a means of improving access to information.
Keith represents the consortium around the world, delivering presentations on speech recognition technology, accessibility and research collaboration. In addition to multiple events at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York, he presented at the 2000-02 CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conferences in Los Angles and the Association for Computing Machinery's ASSETS 2002 Conference in Scotland. He made his second appearance at the prestigious Australian Pathways National Conference in December 2002, providing a keynote address. He has delivered featured presentations at Japans National Accessibility Forum and the 3rd China Information Accessibility Forum, as well as lectured at prestigious universities such as MIT, Stanford, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and Hiroshima University.
Keith began his professional career as a special education teacher in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada working with a variety of students with special needs. He also spent an enlightening year teaching and consulting in Asia, gaining valuable cross-cultural experience. He has been with the Atlantic Centre of Research, Access, and Support for Students with Disabilities at Saint Mary's since 1996.
Keith has been honored with a National Education Award and an International Faculty Award for innovation. He has a B.Ed from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Saint Mary's University