Ava is new app for deaf users who want to chat

by Beatrice Credi - 2017.07.06
Ava is new app for deaf users who want to chat
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Ava is the new app that lets deaf users converse with many people simultaneously. Thanks to this innovative tool, a person who is deaf or with serious hearing impairment can be interactive and participate in group discussions. Ava converts verbal utterances from multiple individuals into written, visual subtitles within less than a second. If, of course, they have downloaded the app, and speak slowly into the microphone of their Smartphone. Up to 12 participants can visualize what others are saying because each user’s communication is shown in a different color. This greatly facilitates participation in the dialogue. Ava utilizes the voice recognition technology, and therefore, this subtitling capability can help this population feel less frustrated and isolated: the fact is that the average deaf person is able to elaborate only 25% of the information that he/she receives by lip-reading.

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