Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology–those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.
Communication is something I often taken granted. However, for many folks including the deaf blind community communication is a daily struggle. With that in mind, welcome to the Suno app. The Suno App allows the deaf-blind to communicate with those around them using an Apple Watch.
The deaf-blind can use the Apple Watch to communicate through touch. Type out Morse code on the watch using gestures (one tap for dot and two taps for dash), and then the app will convert the Morse code to English.
When someone replies in English, the app converts the English to Morse code. A deaf-blind user can scroll through the Morse code using the Digital Crown on the Apple Watch, and the app will then communicate the Morse code through taps on the wrist.
Apple does recommend a guardian or caregiver try the app and be familiar with the tool before giving it to a deaf-blind user. It’s a free app, and is available to anyone! Make sure to check out the Suno – Be My Ears Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sunoapp to learn more.
For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com. That was your accessibility minute for this week. I’m Tracy Castillo recording for Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.