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03.24.17
YouTube automates sound effect captions with AI
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YouTube automates sound effect captions with AI

Its AI can detect laughter, applause and music for the deaf or hard of hearing.

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08.04.16
FCC program that gives tech to deaf, blind Americans is permanent
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FCC program that gives tech to deaf, blind Americans is permanent

Plus, new rules increase the number of hearing-aid compatible wireless devices carriers and manufacturers have to offer.

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05.29.15
Uber's driver app now serves the hearing impaired
05.29.15

Uber's driver app now serves the hearing impaired

More often than not, most features released by Uber are designed for its customers, not drivers. T...

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10.15.14
App turns a smartphone into a speech translator for the deaf
10.15.14

App turns a smartphone into a speech translator for the deaf

Even deaf people who excel at lip reading need a bit of help when it comes to meetings or group co...

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10.07.14
Toshiba's new android 'employee' uses sign language, speaks Japanese
10.07.14

Toshiba's new android 'employee' uses sign language, speaks Japanese

Toshiba's newest hire (of sorts) is called Aiko Chihara -- and she's manning a reception desk at t...

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07.11.14
Government will require closed captions on video clips lifted from TV broadcasts
07.11.14

Government will require closed captions on video clips lifted from TV broadcasts

Over the last few years closed captions have become increasingly prevalent in online video, but no...

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05.17.14
​MotionSavvy uses gesture recognition to give sign language a voice
05.17.14

​MotionSavvy uses gesture recognition to give sign language a voice

If you're fluent in American Sign Language, congratulations: you know one more language than most...

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10.08.13
Deaf gamer connects, educates through Wizard101
10.08.13

Deaf gamer connects, educates through Wizard101

Even though she can't hear any of the music or sound effects in the game, Kelsey Fireheart professe...

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07.18.13
Microsoft Research turns Kinect into canny sign language reader (video)
07.18.13

Microsoft Research turns Kinect into canny sign language reader (video)

Though early Kinect patents showed its potential for sign language translation, Microsoft quashed...

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