Software developed for smooth communication between Deaf and hearing persons

Better communication access: A deaf person (left) writes a text on his smart phone that is translated into spoken language. A hearing person (left) replies vocally to her smart phone, which is changed in text at once.

June 14, 2013

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) under a research institution of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications developed the software which interprets the text into speech, and displays instantly what is spoken in the text through the smart phone or the tablet computer.

The software, which can be download for free in the "App Store," is the first kind that changes both with a text and spoken words, featured that a Deaf person and a hearing counterpart are able to communicate without sign language or writing.

Such a software attracts attention as technology which supports the aged who have difficulties in learning sign language.

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