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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
 

 

 


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Best Known Methods for Creating Accessible Digital Zoom Meetings

Great resource!

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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?




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

Mary Jarrett
 

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

On Aug 21, 2021, at 5:57 PM, Carol in Boston <carolagate34@...> wrote:

When Zoom finally provided free captioning the quality was the best I had seen so far. Rev was originally useless, but it had improved. GoogleMeet wasn’t much better than Rev. But it has been a year of improvement for ASR. 

The Zoom instructions were so bad that when I told people the free captions were now available, most of them were unable to install them. But someone then posted the attached instructions and all my groups started turning on captions. At first I had to keep reminding them, but before long it became habit.

I haven’t yet attended a hybrid meeting, but my various groups are working on it.

Before Zoom had captions I subscribed to Otter and propped it up under my computer. It was helpful only rarely. The best thing about Zoom is that the captions can be moved so I can place them right under each speaker’s mouth.

During this time I have also been trying to use captions on my iPhone, so I can use it when speakers are masked. Most of them would not work without wifi, and few places I went had wifi. Just a few days ago I downloaded eyeHear, which is the most accurate and works without wifi. But I can’t figure out if it’s possible to reduce the size of the type. It is so huge that only a few words are visible at a time.

As for the Boston chapter, we used Zoom with captions. A member worked in a school and used their account. When they dropped the account, we bought a year’s subscription.

I would like to learn the results of your research.

Carol Agate 
Boston chapter, formerly Los Angeles 


On Aug 21, 2021, at 12:57 PM, Sara Oser, N Bay Of CA Chapter via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <saraoser=aol.com@...> wrote:

We are exploring options for connecting to captioning. We are exploring  in-person and hybrid (in-person and Zoom) meeting rooms. What has worked successfully for you.   What equipment did you use to send the voice to the remote captioner or to the ASR?  Do you use a captioning app on your phone and connect it to a projector? What did you view the captions on?  Did you connect to a projector and then view the captions on a television screen or regular screen? 

We are looking for details of how to set this up. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAANB
HLAA.NBofCa@...


Mary Jarrett
(904) 635-6660 (call or text)




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

 

When Zoom finally provided free captioning the quality was the best I had seen so far. Rev was originally useless, but it had improved. GoogleMeet wasn’t much better than Rev. But it has been a year of improvement for ASR. 

The Zoom instructions were so bad that when I told people the free captions were now available, most of them were unable to install them. But someone then posted the attached instructions and all my groups started turning on captions. At first I had to keep reminding them, but before long it became habit.

I haven’t yet attended a hybrid meeting, but my various groups are working on it.

Before Zoom had captions I subscribed to Otter and propped it up under my computer. It was helpful only rarely. The best thing about Zoom is that the captions can be moved so I can place them right under each speaker’s mouth.

During this time I have also been trying to use captions on my iPhone, so I can use it when speakers are masked. Most of them would not work without wifi, and few places I went had wifi. Just a few days ago I downloaded eyeHear, which is the most accurate and works without wifi. But I can’t figure out if it’s possible to reduce the size of the type. It is so huge that only a few words are visible at a time.

As for the Boston chapter, we used Zoom with captions. A member worked in a school and used their account. When they dropped the account, we bought a year’s subscription.

I would like to learn the results of your research.

Carol Agate 
Boston chapter, formerly Los Angeles 


On Aug 21, 2021, at 12:57 PM, Sara Oser, N Bay Of CA Chapter via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <saraoser=aol.com@...> wrote:

We are exploring options for connecting to captioning. We are exploring  in-person and hybrid (in-person and Zoom) meeting rooms. What has worked successfully for you.   What equipment did you use to send the voice to the remote captioner or to the ASR?  Do you use a captioning app on your phone and connect it to a projector? What did you view the captions on?  Did you connect to a projector and then view the captions on a television screen or regular screen? 

We are looking for details of how to set this up. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAANB
HLAA.NBofCa@...


Connecting to captioning : What has worked for you?

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

We are exploring options for connecting to captioning. We are exploring  in-person and hybrid (in-person and Zoom) meeting rooms. What has worked successfully for you.   What equipment did you use to send the voice to the remote captioner or to the ASR?  Do you use a captioning app on your phone and connect it to a projector? What did you view the captions on?  Did you connect to a projector and then view the captions on a television screen or regular screen? 

We are looking for details of how to set this up. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAANB
HLAA.NBofCa@...


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