If Everyone Loves Captions, Why Are They So Misunderstood?

Research continues to show how much the general population loves captions. So why are they still so misunderstood—confused with a recording device at a recent Broadway show and mocked by television presenters when used for an interview. Perhaps it is partially due to the age of the beholder. A new study by language learning app Continue reading

Zoom Baby-Steps Toward Better Access for People with Hearing Loss

A few minutes had passed in a recent Zoom call with a hearing loss friend when I jumped. Do you need the captions? I’m sorry I forgot to put them on. No worries. I already turned them on myself. Well, this is new. Auto-Captions Can Be Self-Enabled in the Meeting… Until now, when someone in Continue reading

When Hearing Technology Is Only Half the Battle

Hearing technology can be life changing for people with hearing loss. But in order for it to have the greatest impact, it must not only be easy to use, it must be easy to integrate into a variety of technology set-ups. In this article for HHTM, I share the frustration of trying to get a Continue reading

Advanced Speech-to-Text Technology Could Give Voice to Many

The lights dimmed and Dimitri Kanevsky took the stage at HLAA’s Convention 2022. He was there to accept the HLAA Innovation award on Google’s behalf. There was momentary confusion in the audience as the CART captioning disappeared. But it was quickly replaced by a screen share of the small phone in Dimitri’s hand. Dimitri, who has heavily Continue reading