Speech to text technology transcribes spoken words into text, in real time. It’s a great option for communicating in a one-on-one situation where one person is Deaf or hard of hearing and the other person is hearing.
It’s easy to use. The person speaks into a device and what they say is then displayed as text on the screen, allowing the other person to read what has been said. It’s good for social situations, catching up with friends and family. It’s also handy at the bank or other service providers when there’s no interpreter available.
Speech to text technology works best in environments with minimal background noise. The person speaking needs to be close to the device and speak clearly.
Popular speech to text apps include:
They’re all slightly different, so try them out and see which one is right for you.
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