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Google’s Accessibility Apps

Posted: October 11, 2019 at 7:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

 

 Google Live Transcribe

Live Transcribe is an accessibility app designed for the deaf and hard of hearing, and usable by anyone,  It automatically transcribes speech around user in near-real time, allowing people to communicate in situations where they might not otherwise be able to

 

How do I use it:

Live Transcribe requires an active internet connection to work and can be downloaded from Google Play

Simply install and run the app.

Once it is running, start the conversation by either typing into it or speaking.

It immediately starts listing out the conversation in big, easy to read text.

What are its features:

Supports transcription in over 70 languages and dialects

Bilingual support with quick switch between two languages

Reply without speaking by typing your responses within the app

Loudness and noise indicator shows the volume level of the speaker’s voice relative to the noise of the environment

Live Transcribe supports external microphones found in wired headsets, Bluetooth headsets, and USB mics for better audio reception

Optional haptic feedback signals when somebody starts or resumes speaking

Private – transcripts stay secure on your device

Available on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and later

 

How can I get it: Search for ‘ Live Transcribe‘ on the Google Play store and download.

 

Google Sound Amplifier

Google Sound Amplifier is an app that enhances audio from your Android device using headphones to provide a more comfortable and natural listening experience.

 It filters, augments and amplifies sound in the real world to make audio clearer and easier to hear.

How do I use it:

Simply install and run the app.

Once the app is running, customize your preferred sound enhancement and noise reduction to minimize distracting background noise.

 

What are its features:

Boost quiet and reduce loud sounds around you and on your device.

Carry on conversations in loud environments.

Personalize your listening experience by adjusting audio settings with the tuning UI.

Reduce unwanted or distracting noises.

 

How can I get it: Search for Sound amplifier‘ on the Google Play store and download.it

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