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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!

TinkerTech Labs is a company on a mission to “design and build accessible, inclusive, and innovative technology solutions for people with disabilities.”  Their flagship product is TranscribeGlass, which is a comfortable wearable device designed for individuals with hearing impairments.

TranscribeGlass displays real-time closed captions from any source on a transparent display in your field of vision.  To use, simply snap it onto your everyday glasses.

Many live captioning technologies available are displayed on mobile devices or screens you have to look at.  Having to look down at a screen can make you miss out on several important communication aspects such as lip reading, hand gestures, facial expressions, etc.

Features of TranscribeGlass:

  • An affordable and comfortable wearable device for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Snaps onto your existing eyewear and projects captions in real-time
  • Supports any language that Google’s speech-to-text supports
  • Caption position and size can be adjusted
  • Full-day battery life
  • And much more!

Visit TranscribeGlass.com 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 Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.

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