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               MICROSOFT’S NEW ‘GROUP TRANSCRIBE’ IPHONE APP OFFERS
               FREE REAL-TIME TRANSCRIPTION AND TRANSLATION
               Microsoft is out today with a new iPhone app that is aiming to improve in-
               person meetings and conversations with a new take on smart
               transcription. The Group Transcribe iOS app is now available and boasts
               features like highly accurate real-time transcription, translation, speaker
               attribution, and more.

               Powered by cutting edge speech and language technology and with a
               unique multi-device audio input format, the project enables highly
               accurate speaker attribution so conversation participants can see who
               said what in their preferred language.

               Microsoft highlights the benefits here for those with accessibility needs:
               The live transcript enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and non-
               native speakers to participate in conversations fully by follow along in real
               time. Group Transcribe enables all participants to be present and focused
               in meetings with the confidence of a high quality transcript.
               Along with the accurate live transcription, the live translation works with
               37 languages in 82 locales.
               https://9to5mac.com/2021/03/03/microsofts-group-transcribe-iphone-app-
               free-transcription-translation/


               GOOGLE ADDS VOICE COMMANDS TO ANDROID TALKBACK
               SCREEN READER TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY
               Google has added voice commands and other interactive features to the
               TalkBack screen reader for Android. TalkBack helps people with impaired
               vision use Android devices, and Google is implementing the new functions
               based on requests from the blind and low vision community, further
               expanding Google’s ongoing expansion of tech accessibility tools.

               https://voicebot.ai/2021/02/25/google-adds-voice-commands-to-android-
               talkback-screen-reader-to-improve-accessibility/












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