About

Description:

Speech2RTT is an Android communications application that enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or late-deafened to communicate with anyone using an Android smart phone.

Benefits:

Works over all cellular networks, worldwide;

  • Automatically transcribes speech to text, in real-time, in 68 languages
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  • Usable in 94 countries
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  • Provides communications that are 100% private. There are no communications assistants (CAs) involved.
  • No limits are imposed on the length of a communication;
  • Offers 24×7 availability with no waiting;
  • Enables users to communicate “on the go” since the service is provided on a mobile app; and,
  • No voice-training is needed, even with accents;

How Speech2RTT is different:

Speech2RTT® handles all of the following processes in real time, locally, on your Android smart phone, in less than 250 ms!

  1. Speech Recognition;
  2. Speech Transcription;
  3. Buffering Transcriptions;
  4. Error Correction;
  5. Streaming transcribed text, in real time, to the party you are communicating with; and,
  6. Receiving and displaying the other party’s text messages on your smart phone, in real time.

Challenges processing everything, locally, on your smart phone;

Your smart phone may not have the power necessary to use Speech2RTT. This is because there are major differences in CPUs (power/speed), Memory Chips (capacity/speed), and storage space. For example, Android CPU ratings (across hundreds of tested Android devices) vary in processing power by a factor of 46.7:1 (31,087:665)! You can check the benchmark statistics for your Android smart phone, for yourself, using the following links:

  • CPU
    This chart compares the CPUMark Rating made using, PerformanceTest Mobile benchmark results, and is updated daily. Submitted baselines ratings are averaged to determine the CPU rating seen on the charts. This chart shows the CPUMark for various phones, smartphones and other Android devices. The higher the rating the better the performance.
  • Memory
    This chart compares the Memory Mark Rating made using PerformanceTest Mobile benchmark results and is updated daily. Submitted baselines ratings are averaged to determine the Memory rating seen on the chart. This chart shows the Memory Mark rating for various phones, smartphones and other Android devices. The higher the rating the better the performance.
  • Disk
    This chart compares the Disk Mark Rating made using PerformanceTest Mobile benchmark results and is updated daily. PeformanceTest Mobile tests the internal disk storage and if available the external disk storage of the Android device. Submitted baselines ratings are averaged to determine the ratings seen on the chart. This chart shows the Disk Mark rating for various phones, smartphones and other Android devices. The higher the rating the better the performance.

Ground rules for using Speech2RTT:

  • Take turns when communicating with others;
  • After every pause in your speech, pause for 1-2 seconds before commencing to speak again. This provides your smart phone enough time to stream any text remaining in the transcription buffer. For slower smart phones: If you speak too quickly after a pause in your speech, and you smart phone’s buffer has not had a chance to empty, the first few words in the streaming transcript of what you say when you begin speaking again, will be cut off.
  • Speak as clearly and distinctly as possible;
  • Speak at a normal pace;
  • If words are transcribed incorrectly, simply repeat them;
  • If you opt to type your messages in real time, make sure that Speech2RTT’s “Stop Listening” button is activated.
  • Turn off all other running apps on your smart phone before using Speech2RTT;
  • Do not place 911 RTT calls or any other type of calls that could you consider critical, or an emergency.
  • Do not use Speech2RTT to try and establish “TTY to RTT” or “RTT to TTY” communications.
  • Do not use Speech2RTT when other VoIP, SIP, or WiFi calling apps are running at the same time.
  • Do not use Speech2RTT when any other apps are running on your device.

Circumstances under which Speech2RTT may not work on your smart phone:

  • Your smart phone does not have the resources necessary to run Speech2RTT; or,
  • You are not following the “Ground rules for using Speech2RTT” guidelines.

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