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Hearing and Auditory Support

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Hearing and Auditory Support.

Hearing and Auditory Support:


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  • Real-time closed captioning for what is being said around the user
  • Use the app in meetings or conversations to see what people are saying
  • Basic Version: Caption one-on-one conversations or group conversations for up to 40 minutes at a time
  • More Information:

Cost: Free and $14.95 per month for Premium
Compatibility: Online Resource; iOS; Android


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  • Real-time Captioning through AI technology for phone calls
  • View conversations on phone, tablet, or computer
  • Captions in 100 different languages
  • Not intended for in-person events, but can be used for any event that you can dial into
  • More Information:

Cost: free
Compatibility: iOS; Android

Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications

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Cost: free
Compatibility: Android

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  • Has a live transcribe feature for audio that utilizes AI software
  • The mobile and online platforms allow users to record, create notes from live transcripts, and share notes with others
  • Works with Zoom
  • More Information:

Cost: free and $8.33 USD /month for Pro
Compatibility: iOS; Android

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