Wednesday, 17 August 2016

New app helps bridge communication gap for deaf...

Every day, the deaf and hard-of-hearing struggle to break the barrier denying them total access to a full social and professional life. But local massage therapist Jeanna’ Meade, who’s been deaf since she was four years old, overcame that obstacle when she discovered a newly-developed mobile app called Ava

Ava (audio visual accessibility) is a free mobile app that bridges the communication gap between the deaf and the hearing by captioning conversations in real time using a mobile device’s built-in microphone to pick up what’s being said. 



When two or more people are signed on to the app, they can engage in conversation by either talking directly into the mic or typing what they want to say, similar to texting or instant messaging.