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Category Archive for 'Communication 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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Today, I am going to be highlighting a new cell phone from Raz Mobility.  Based on my brief hands-on demo, information from their website and my reading so far I am pretty impressed.  It is an accessible ‘basic’ cell phone (the non-smart variety) designed for individuals with various disabling conditions including: blindness, low vision, dexterity […]

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Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC19) Apple macOS & iOS Wow, what can I say, WWDC19 was jam packed with exciting news and I am so excited to learn about the new macOS and iOS feature, ‘ Voice Control.’  I have literally not slept well with the excitement bubbling for the release of this new accessibility […]

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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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