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Live Transcribe update adds — wait, did I leave the bathtub running?

Live Transcribe update adds — wait, did I leave the bathtub running?

Google introduced new features to help hearing-impaired people last year, including the Live Transcribe app, which turns speech into easily readable text. The app gained new capabilities back in May, and now it's getting even smarter and more helpful thanks to new sound notifications that alert users about things like crying babies or barking dogs.

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UK ambulance service considers adopting Google's Live Transcribe to treat patients with hearing loss

UK ambulance service considers adopting Google's Live Transcribe to treat patients with hearing loss

Communication for the deaf and hard-of-hearing can be a tricky proposition sometimes in a world of sound, but there are always great adaptations out there that can help bridge the interpretation gap. Cue the coronavirus pandemic: everyone is a wearing a mask these days and that has left those who could lip read a challenge to figure out if they're getting the messages they need.

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Google Live Transcribe gets updated to v3.0 with two new nifty accessibility features (APK download)

Google Live Transcribe gets updated to v3.0 with two new nifty accessibility features (APK download)

A year ago, Google introduced two accessibility apps for Android: Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier. As the name implies, the first one lets deaf and hard-of-hearing people use their phones to instantly transcribe any conversation around them and read it on their screen. The app has now been updated to v3.0 and gained two new features: Custom words and Vibrate when name is spoken.

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Tip: Double tap the Live Caption overlay to see more lines of text

Tip: Double tap the Live Caption overlay to see more lines of text

Live Caption is one of the most interesting features introduced on the Pixel 4, and it's great that it's coming to the Pixel 3 and 3a line, as well. By default, it only shows you two lines of live-transcribed text, which might be enough in most circumstances. But if you ever need to see more context, you can double tap the overlay to make it display eight lines of text.

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[Update: New features now live] Google releases Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps to improve Android for the hearing-impaired

[Update: New features now live] Google releases Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps to improve Android for the hearing-impaired

Google's focus on making Android more accessible has been evident — it opened last year's I/O keynote with morse code input on Gboard. In addition to that, Android Pie brought with it an array of new accessibility features, letting motor-impaired users easily jump to nine common interactions on their phones. Today, the Android Accessibility team announced Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, two new apps that look to materially improve quality of life for deaf and hard-of-hearing users.

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[Update: Pixel 4, 3, and 3a] Live Caption will caption all content in real time

[Update: Pixel 4, 3, and 3a] Live Caption will caption all content in real time

Among the many Assistant announcements at Google I/O 2019, perhaps some of the most heart-warming came from the new accessibility features. One of those, built for the many who are deaf or are otherwise hard of hearing, is called Live Caption, a captioning service that displays a transcript of what's said in a video, a video call, or even an Instagram story in real-time.

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