Saturday, June 27, 2020

iOS 14 gives deaf users some valuable features

Apples' 14th operating system includes features useful to the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

  • Sound Recognition, which creates a notification whenever the phone detects common noises like sirens, car horns, doorbells, running water, and appliance beeps. 
  • There's also a "personal audiogram,” which allows you to adjust frequencies based on which ones you are able to hear. 
  • "Real Time Text" conversation has been around—it helps with conversations for those who are nonverbal people. But now users can be doing something else while using the app. 
  • FaceTime calls can now be set so that it will which between signers and not just verbal speakers.