IDEAL Group launches communications app for deaf and hard of hearing

IDEAL Group has announced the release of a speech to real time text (RTT) communications application designed to help more than 45 million Americans with hearing loss and speech disabilities, the company said.

Speech2RTT® is an Android application that enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and non-verbal to communicate with anyone using their Android smart phone.

Speech2RTT® works across all wireless networks. It transcribes and then streams the text of what is being said, in real time, between individuals. If a user cannot speak, or opts not to speak, they can type what they want to say, in real time. Speech2RTT® is available on Google Play and accommodates transcribing any one of 68 languages. Communications are 100% private. No live communications assistants (CAs) are involved. No limits are imposed on the length of a communication.

IDEAL Group, a 2002 spin-off from IDEAL at NCR Corporation, is an internationally recognized provider of technology solutions in support of people with disabilities. IDEAL draws its strength, in part, from three subsidiaries that are very different from one another.