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Google Live Transcription and Sound Amplifier help the hearing-impaired

05 February, 2019, 14:51 | Author: Tara Roberts
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Talking about the core functionality of the new apps, the Live Transcribe is for deaf or people with severe hearing impairment and employs an advanced speech recognition technology to convert speech into text in real time. The result of this is the Live Transcribe that turns real-time speech into real-time captions via phones microphone making it easier for deaf people to communicate easily. The simple act of hearing sound is the issue, and a legion of hearing-impaired Android users have long struggled to make the platform work for them.

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The app uses a dark visual theme by default, which is purported to cause less eye strain than a bright white background. But if you want to download any Beauty and Filter Apps, you can download any. Live Transcribe can also facilitate bilingual conversations and also has haptic feedback support to alert users. When you do this, an additional Android navigation button shaped like a person will now be parked at the bottom of your screen, on the right.

The first app, called Live Transcribe, uses cloud-based automatic speech recognition to display spoken words on a phone screen.

By default, tapping this button pops up a shortcut menu where you can do things like open the Google Assistant, adjust volume, check notifications or take a screenshot.

Google is not the only one focusing on improving language processing, with Microsoft in May demoing a live transcription tool at its Build conference.

You can secure your WhatsApp conversation with Face ID and Touch ID
Talking more about the feature, it is present in a new " Screen Lock " section in the " Privacy " section in " Accounts Section". WhatsApp for iOS added over the weekend the ability to lock and hide your chats instantly with your face or fingerprint.

Otherwise, none of the functions in this menu are specific to the hearing-impaired. It also comes preinstalled on Pixel 3 devices and can be accessed in the Accessibility menu in Settings.

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Working towards this very goal, Google has introduced two new apps for Android that are created to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people in their social interactions.

Sound Amplifier was announced in Google I/O 2018.

Then we have Sound Amplifier, a second app that's compatible with wired headphones. It also increases the low sounds while not over-boosting the loud sounds and it can be easily customized according to the user with the help of toggles and sliders to minimize distractions in the background and also to reduce noise.

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