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I don’t TYPE very well ! and My Doctor can’t TYPE

Walt Beam, Monterey, CA
 

Dear HLAA  
BUT my Dr. doesn’t need to type !
He speaks !  into  a microphone and
the text gets displayed on the screen !!
That is the  kind of  Speech to Text I want to use.
 Where. Is this??  (This is not about caption)
Why do I have to type with one finger ??
Thank You for reading this. 🎶
Walter Beam   831 402 8966


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Mary Jarrett
 

BothMicrosoft Translate and Otter speech to text would work well, especially with a good microphone. 

Mary Jarrett
MWjarrett@...
(904) 635-6660 cell

On Aug 25, 2021, at 10:41 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:
https://www.machinegenius.com/

--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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

 

 


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 

Probably the most popular telephone captioning app for smartphone calls is InnoCaption.
https://innocaption.com

InnoCaption requires an additional telephone number. You can use your regular cellphone number by having your calls forward to your InnoCaption telephone number. 

To use the service you don't have to type anything.

InnoCaption now has a computer option.

Captioning apps for conversations
There are a variety of captioning app options to use for conversations. Of the available options, Ava is the only one that you can maintain social distancing.  It is available for smartphones, computers, online and offline.
https://www.ava.me

We all have our own preferences. You need to experiment with them to determine which one you like the best.


Re: Creating Accessible Digital Zoom Meetings – Resource from Inclusion Works #zoom

Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter
 

Thank you Wynne! I agree, this is a great resource! 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter
 

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:
https://www.machinegenius.com/

--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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

 

 


Creating Accessible Digital Zoom Meetings – Resource from Inclusion Works #zoom

Wynne Whyman
 

Best Known Methods for Creating Accessible Digital Zoom Meetings

Great resource!

https://disabilityin.org/resource/creating-accessible-digital-zoom-meetings-resource-from-inclusion-works/


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Glenda Philio
 

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:
https://www.machinegenius.com/

--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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

 

 


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter
 

That’s why in CaptionMate you turn on the “Outgoing Caller ID”. It will use your cell number, not the CaptionMate’s number assigned to you. 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter

On Aug 25, 2021, at 6:35 AM, Carol in Boston <carolagate34@...> wrote:

The problem with call forwarding is the puzzlement to people who call you. They call one number but when you call them back they see a different number on their screen and might not take the call because they don’t know it’s you.



On Aug 25, 2021, at 9:32 AM, Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:

Well I got an answer to my question fast. Yes you can keep your same cellphone number if you use the call forwarding function (which I do)--just like InnoCaption and Olelo.

See pdf email attached.
--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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

<CaptionMate Question.pdf>


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

 

The problem with call forwarding is the puzzlement to people who call you. They call one number but when you call them back they see a different number on their screen and might not take the call because they don’t know it’s you.



On Aug 25, 2021, at 9:32 AM, Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:

Well I got an answer to my question fast. Yes you can keep your same cellphone number if you use the call forwarding function (which I do)--just like InnoCaption and Olelo.

See pdf email attached.
--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

 

Well I got an answer to my question fast. Yes you can keep your same cellphone number if you use the call forwarding function (which I do)--just like InnoCaption and Olelo.

See pdf email attached.
--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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

 

 


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter
 

Yes, it’s called “Outgoing Caller ID. 

You can also have calls forwarded to CaptionMate from your cell number so folks can call your cell as usual.

I like CaptionMate for its bubbles, separating each person on the transcript for easy reading. 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter 

On Aug 25, 2021, at 6:14 AM, Carolyn Odio <Carolyn@...> wrote:

Question: I know on InnoCaption and Olelo you can "keep" your real cell phone number -- you don't need to use a unique cellphone number for callers. Does CaptionMate allow the same perk?
--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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

 

 


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

 

Question: I know on InnoCaption and Olelo you can "keep" your real cell phone number -- you don't need to use a unique cellphone number for callers. Does CaptionMate allow the same perk?
--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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

 

 


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter
 

What about CaptionMate?

You see both sides of the conversation.
I get an email alerting me that I have a voicemail on CaptionMate. (You can turn this setting on or off). 

I can’t share the conversation either. But InnoCaption allows forwarding of the the transcript (although its only the caller). 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter, Redwood City, CA

On Aug 24, 2021, at 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:
https://www.machinegenius.com/

--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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

 

 


Re: Speech to Text for Chrome Browser

Arlene Romoff, NJ
 

I have those captions set up - and they work quite well.
Well worth setting up.
Arlene

Arlene Romoff 
Past President, Hearing Loss Assn of NJ 
Author, Listening Closely: A Journey to Bilateral Hearing
Hear Again - Back to Life with a Cochlear Implant
www.arleneromoff.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...>
To: HLAATech@...
Sent: Tue, Aug 24, 2021 10:59 pm
Subject: Re: [HLAATech] Speech to Text for Chrome Browser

RE: Computer --  Captions on Chrome
There are now captions if you use the Chrome Browser. Here is how you set that up. This worked for me and it is really easy. I credit Jaynie Kind for bringing it to my attention. Here is her information:

Hi Everyone,
An article was shared on ALDA’s Facebook page so I played the 25-second video on how to turn on captioning for audio and video files. The link is at the very bottom of this email. In a nutshell, here’s how I turned it on, selecting each as listed. (FYI: I use an iMac, I would expect this should be the same in Windows.)

Google Chrome
Preferences
Settings
Advanced
Accessibility
Live Caption (turn on) and you’ll see it load files

Whatever you want to have transcribed needs to be within Google Chrome’s browser. (I have an iMac and use Safari, so I copied a podcast to Google Chrome and played it.)

It worked great!

https://blog.google/products/ chrome/live-caption-chrome/? fbclid= IwAR08qcJNxhCTzr7C2K81YTRZ8pPg rA1Of7ExbXscOA04V245VA27HLdVkf s
Carolyn J. Odio
Washington State HLAA
Resident Council Rep & 
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org
(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 
 
 


Re: Speech to Text for Chrome Browser

 

RE: Computer --  Captions on Chrome
There are now captions if you use the Chrome Browser. Here is how you set that up. This worked for me and it is really easy. I credit Jaynie Kind for bringing it to my attention. Here is her information:

Hi Everyone,
An article was shared on ALDA’s Facebook page so I played the 25-second video on how to turn on captioning for audio and video files. The link is at the very bottom of this email. In a nutshell, here’s how I turned it on, selecting each as listed. (FYI: I use an iMac, I would expect this should be the same in Windows.)

Google Chrome
Preferences
Settings
Advanced
Accessibility
Live Caption (turn on) and you’ll see it load files

Whatever you want to have transcribed needs to be within Google Chrome’s browser. (I have an iMac and use Safari, so I copied a podcast to Google Chrome and played it.)

It worked great!

https://blog.google/products/chrome/live-caption-chrome/?fbclid=IwAR08qcJNxhCTzr7C2K81YTRZ8pPgrA1Of7ExbXscOA04V245VA27HLdVkfs
Carolyn J. Odio
Washington State HLAA
Resident Council Rep & 
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org
(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

 

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:
https://www.machinegenius.com/

--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

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

 

 


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Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

 

For mobile phone calls I recommend InnoCaption.

For person-to-person speech, seeHear seems to be the most accurate and doesn’t require an internet connection. But the type size is too big, and I haven’t found a way to make it smaller.

Carol 

On Aug 22, 2021, at 11:23 PM, Walt Beam, Monterey, CA <beambythebay@...> wrote:

Is this available for mobile phones ?
How about for computers ?
Who has it and does it work well ?
I am not a fast typer as several Members.
Wishing I  could get this.
All My Best, Walter Beam

 


Speech to. Text for iPhones

Walt Beam, Monterey, CA
 

Is this available for mobile phones ?
How about for computers ?
Who has it and does it work well ?
I am not a fast typer as several Members.
Wishing I  could get this.
All My Best, Walter Beam

 


Re: Connecting to captioning : What has worked for you?

 

Whoops.

On Aug 21, 2021, at 6:17 PM, Mary Jarrett <mwjarrett@...> wrote:

The Zoom captioning instructions referred to were not attached - could you send them out?



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