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Category Archive for 'Deaf/Hard of Hearing Aids'

Hearing Health in iOS 13 In case you haven’t heard, iOS 13 will include an updated health app with a new “hearing health’ section. Hearing Health will have an option for “Dose” which detects harmful noise doses and the status of hearing aid battery life. And another nifty feature of Dose will include a headphone […]

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Google’s on a roll with some great new apps for the deaf & hard of hearing!!   Live Transcribe – Developed by Google, this app transcribes in-person speech using Google’s speech-to-text engine. It also identifies sounds such as clapping, a doorbell, etc.   Sound Amplifier – Used with earbuds, this app amplifies the sound around the user. […]

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Wow, guys this one slid by me without me noticing this great bit of accessibility news to be honest!  However, I am now super excited to reveal that in-game communication is now subject to US. Accessibility law (effective Jan 2019).  Meaning that in-game voice chat, text messaging and other video messaging has to be accessible […]

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Google Live Transcribe for Android phones On Monday, Google announced Live Transcribe, a free Android service that makes real-world conversations more accessible.  Powered by Google Cloud, Live Transcribe captions conversations in real-time.  You can launch it with a single tap from within any app, directly from the accessibility icon on the system tray.  Live Transcribe […]

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Using Technology, People Who are Deaf Can Make Phone Calls Without an Intermediary! By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative The Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) provides free access to telecommunications to the deaf community by simply dialing 711. The TRS is operated by human intermediaries that transcribe text that can be read by a […]

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Yesterday afternoon, Erin Swann, an Assistive Technology Specialist for MDTAP, participated in a live broadcast of Al Jazeera English’s show, The Stream. The topic of conversation for this episode was accessibility and assistive technology for people with disabilities. Erin described some of the services that MDTAP provides and informed the International audience about the existence of other Tech […]

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