Wednesday, March 13, 2013

And the Winner is...

An app for the deaf won a software competition over the weekend in San Diego. A team from Cal State Northridge beat out teams from teams from USC and UCLA at the SS12: Code for a Cause contest. Teams of five students only got two weeks to come up with the software. The winner is an Android application that can interpret loud sounds like crying babies, sirens, smoke alarms, car horns and then turn them into flashing lights, vibrations and texts. You can even download the app for free on Google Play. Cal State Northridge's 28th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference was sponsored by Project Possibility, a nonprofit group dedicated to creating open-source software for the disabled.

4 comments:

Cindy Dixon said...

What is the NAME of the app? I can't find anything like this on Google play.

Deaf News Today said...

I believe it is called the SS12 Audio Alert System

Cindy Dixon said...

Thanks. It's incompatible with my smartphone. so I can't download it now, but I'll keep it in mind for the future.

Deaf News Today said...

Thanks for letting us know!