Live Transcribe has a new name – Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications. It is an app that makes everyday conversations and surrounding sounds more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people, using only your Android phone.
Using Google’s industry-leading speech recognition and auto-detection technology, Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications gives you free, real-time transcriptions of your conversations and sends notifications based on surrounding sounds at home. Notifications let you know about important situations at home, such as a fire alarm or doorbell ringing, so you can react quickly.
On most phones, you can directly access live transcription and audio notifications by doing the following:
1. Open the Settings app on your device.
2. Tap Accessibility, then tap Live Transcription or Sound Notifications, depending on which app you want to start.
3. Tap Use service, and then accept the permissions.
4. Use the Accessibility button or gesture to start live transcription or sound notifications.
[New] Sound notifications:
• Be alerted to potentially risky and personal situations based on sounds that occur in the home (eg, smoke alarm, siren, baby sounds).
• Receive notifications with flashing light or vibration on your mobile or portable device.
• Timeline view allows you to step back in history (currently limited to 12 hours) to see what was going on around you.
• Transcribed in real time. The text appears on your phone as the words are spoken.
• Accurately captures the nuances of how words are used in context.
• Choose from over 80 languages and dialects and quickly switch between two languages.
• Add custom words that you use frequently, such as names or household items.
• Set your phone to vibrate when someone says your name.
• Enter responses into your conversation. Open your phone keypad and type your words for continuous dialogue. Transcripts always appear as you type.
• See the volume of the speaker’s voice compared to the volume of your surroundings. You can use this sound indicator to adjust your volume while speaking.
• Use external microphones present in wired headsets, Bluetooth headsets and USB microphones for better audio reception.
Referring to the transcript:
• Choose to record transcripts for 3 days. The saved transcripts will stay locally on your device for 3 days, so you can copy and paste them elsewhere. (By default, transcripts are not saved.)
• Search recorded transcripts.
• Tap and hold text in transcript to copy and paste.
• Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and above.
Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications was produced in collaboration with Gallaudet University, the premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing in the United States.
Microphone: Live Transcribe needs microphone access to transcribe the speech around you. Audio is not stored after transcription processing. Sound notifications require microphone access to listen to sounds happening around you. Audio is also not stored after processing is complete.