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Otter.ai is one of the newest transcription apps on the market, and it’s impressing A LOT of people! Not only can the user access the transcription during live events, but it also includes features such as capturing business meeting transcripts, online transcript storage, and as-needed access of previous transcripts. The app can connect to your calendar, will […]

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This week’s blog post on digital accessibility is focusing on how artificial intelligence can impact and improve digital accessibility for individuals with disabilities.  What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence (AI) also known as machine intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by a machine (Poole, et al., (1998).  (A picture of Watson by IBM). The most readily identifiable […]

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How much do you know about deaf people? Whether you’re an ASL student, a teacher or coworker of a deaf person, about to hire a deaf employee, or just plain curious, it’s worth taking some time to understand what it means to be deaf and how to interact with deaf people. If only there was an easy […]

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I hope this new post finds you all well!  Wow, what a week a MDTAP — we have had a great time supporting our constituents.  Today’s post focuses on an iOS based application by the name of ‘Speechify.’  I have used the aforementioned app in my current role and in quite a bit in my […]

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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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