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When we last checked in with AI-powered captioning service Ava, they had just raised a seed round and it was six months into a pandemic that would reshape how we…

Ava sets the example for universal live captioning and raises $10M to keep building

Instagram is making its video Stories and Reels more accessible with the launch of a new “captions sticker” that will allow users to watch without having the sound on. The…

Instagram adds a captions option for Stories and soon, Reels

Sign language is used by millions of people around the world, but unlike Spanish, Mandarin or even Latin, there’s no automatic translation available for those who can’t use it. SLAIT…

SLAIT’s real-time sign language translation promises more accessible online communication

TikTok this morning announced the launch of a new feature designed to make its app accessible to people who are hard of hearing or deaf. The company is today debuting…

TikTok adds auto captions to make videos accessible to hard of hearing and deaf

Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no…

The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille

Researchers at the University of Washington have been working on a mobile device for transmitting ASL (American Sign Language) using video. The device has just entered into field testing this…

The University of London is currently testing software that takes sound waves and turns them into visual representations. The software is called Lumisonic, and is designed to help the deaf…