Google works towards accessibility with Live Caption,Live Relay, and Live Transcribe on Android Q

Android Q integrates several of Google’s accessibility efforts to make Android a much more cohesive experience, though not all of the features mentioned below are available in Android right now.

Live Caption

A lot of us never bother to take a second glance at caption settings, and we also consume a lot of media without even noticing the absence of captions. But for 466 Million people around the world who are deaf and hard of hearing, captions serve a purpose greater than convenience

Live Relay

Live Relay builds upon the ideas put forth by Live Caption by allowing people to make and receive phone calls without having to speak or hear. Live Relay builds upon the ideas put forth by Live Caption by allowing people to make and receive phone calls without having to speak or hear.Google states that Live Relay is still in the research phase. It is not immediately clear if the feature has been integrated into current Android Q builds — we are guessing that it will make its way to Android devices in the future.

Live Transcribe

Google’s latest efforts in improving accessibility extends Live Transcribe to not only deaf users but also for users who have speech impairments through Project Euphonia.

under Project Euphonia is using AI to improve the ability of a computer to understand diverse speech patterns, including impaired speech. Google has partnered with non-profit organizations such as ALS Therapy Development Institute and ALS Residence Initiative to record the voices of people affected by ALS, and then use these recordings to train AI models to more reliably transcribe words spoken by people with these kinds of speech difficulties.

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