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6 apps for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

As technology develops, the number of communication options available to persons with total or partial hearing loss grows. In particular, advancements in automatic speech recognition (ASR) have made a dramatic difference to millions of people’s lives. Everyone has a right to an education and access to information, and technology is now making this right a …

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Grasp Switch

An adaptive switch is an access device that allows people with movement-limiting disabilities to use technology and operate electronic devices. Instead of the person performing complex actions such as turning a knob, adaptive switches offer easier movement solutions. One such option is called the Grasp Switch, a tube-shaped switch with a simple pinch that releases …

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Google Lookout: App that reads grocery labels for the visually impaired

Google’s AI can now identify food in the supermarket, in a move designed to help the visually impaired. Part of Google’s Lookout app, this new update aims to help those with low or no vision identify things around them with the addition of a computer voice to say aloud what food it thinks a person …

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TimeCue

Supporting people with memory problems or learning difficulties is possible with a range of helpful tools and technology. This includes TimeCue, which enables a verbal reminder when needed. TimeCue is an excellent memory aid for people with dementia or for people with learning difficulties and allows you to record a single message and set the …

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