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Google unveils two new apps for people with hearing disabilities

Earlier this month, Google unveiled two new applications aimed at tackling accessibility issues for deaf persons and those with hearing loss.

The first application called Live Transcribe focuses on quickly translating everyday speech into text. The app uses a phone’s microphone to turn real-world speech into captions. Google teamed up with the Gallaudet University, a well-known college, especially for deaf persons.

The second application called Sound Amplifier focuses on amplifying sounds for the user and it can boost, filter and augment sounds so that those who are hard of hearing can enjoy a better quality of sound. Users can control the different noise inputs, quiet sounds or background noise, with a slider on the application.

Live Transcribe will be available gradually in the Play Store and Sound Amplifier is already available.

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