One of the most useful Google applications for the hearing impaired, Live Transcribe, has just been updated introducing new features in audio recognition: now warns when it detects the pronunciation of selected names and words can be added to the application so that it knows how to correctly transcribe them.
The mobile is not only useful for communication, work and access to tons of entertainment, it can also be a tool that makes life easier for many people. Because, thanks to the enormous number of sensors, cameras and microphones, a smartphone can identify the reality that surrounds us to alert us to obstacles or transcribe to text what is happening around us. And this is just the magic of Instant Transcription, a Google app that continues to evolve to help the hearing impaired.
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Instant Transcription warns if they call us by name
As we said, Google has not stopped improving this excellent tool to promote accessibility. Apart from converting the spoken words to text, or putting on the screen what the sounds in the environment correspond to (a bell ringing, the dog that has started barking …), Live Transcribe now vibrates when it recognizes the names we give it. This is especially useful for people who need extra help identifying very specific words, especially close names.
The novelty is already in the latest version of Instant Transcription, which corresponds to number 3.0. To activate the word warning you have to enter the application settings (press on the screen until the configuration gear appears) and, then, in ‘More settings’. There you will find the section of ‘Vibrate when a name is spoken‘: just add those that are important so that Instant Transcription give off a vibration when someone says them.
The second novelty of the accessibility application is that ‘Custom Words’ can now be created (the option is also in the settings). By adding words in that Live Transcribe section will transcribe them without text errors; thus avoiding that unusual words do not correspond to the exact transcription.
Google has already put the update of the app on Google Play, so you just have to go to the store to get the two news that we have mentioned. They are very useful for those who make use of Instant Transcription: with them the conversion to text of the dialogues is facilitated and also give peace of mind to those who use the application as personal help.
Via | Android Police