Multitudes of people have pivoted since spring 2020 pushed us all into video-calling with family, friends and colleagues, on the fly.
Live Captions Keep You Connected
Meryl Evans, a marketer who wears cochlear implants, wrote, “The Best Automatic Captioning Tool For Videocalls“
The captioning services of the main videocall platforms, are profiled in Meryl’s continually-updated review of their accessibility. Literally, the tech firms are innovating videocall platforms at speed.
A deaf person’s experience with Zoom
Quinn Keast, a product designer who’s deaf, wrote about using Zoom calls with his distributed team of work colleagues. TL;dr = everybody’s communication style improved. No surprise.
Inclusive Design Boosts Businesses
Bruno Perez, a UX designer whose son wears a cochlear implant, uncovers invisible benefits of universal design in a piece, “The Hidden Value of Inclusive Design in Business and Innovation“.
Just think, if hearing accessibility was built into products and services at the outset. Millions of people wouldn’t lose words in transit when accessing a speaking world, even if developers and engineers scramble to retrofit their platforms and services in haste.