Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Glenda Philio

Thank you Jaynie. I will pass on that tip. Glenda

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021, 7:41 PM Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter <jwkind2000@...> wrote:
Hi Glenda,

Sorry to hear about your daughter’s arm. I have an iMac and bought a mic that plugged into it. When my voice is close to the mic, the captions from speech-to-text are a lot better. 

Yes, my understanding is Olelo is for people with hearing loss. You can google it to confirm. 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter

On Aug 25, 2021, at 1:17 PM, Glenda Philio <philiofam@...> wrote:

Is olelo only for people with hearing loss? I'm asking because my daughter recently broke her dominant arm and is having difficulty using her phone/computer for the next 10-12 weeks. I suggested speech to text for emails etc but she thinks it's unreliable. She uses Mac products.

On Tue, Aug 24, 2021, 7:48 PM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:
I am testing olelo for iPhone captions.

Advantage: I like that it captions both sides of the conversation whereas InnoCaption only captions one side of the conversation (incoming).  

Disadvantages: I am finding some downsides of olelo -- as it is fairly new.
1) It does not alert you when you have voicemail (they are working on that...) so you have to check your voicemail on a regular basis.
2) Also I have to do a "workaround" to share the conversation as they don't have that icon to share it. Olelo does provide a transcript showing both sides of the conversation. My workaround is to video record the transcript as I scroll down it--I use "Screenshot" on the Mac to do this. 

But for the moment I am going to stick with olelo as its main advantage is so important to me....especially on important calls like financial, etc.

Here is the website for it:

Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503



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