VOTF Episode 7: Captioning Real Life: How Wearables are Making all Conversations Accessible.
About this episode
Wearing masks for the last two years made a face-to-face conversation a bit more difficult, but people with hearing impairments experience accessibility issues on a daily basis. High-stress situations make clear communication even more critical, but hearing loss is an invisible disability, so it is not immediately obvious to the speaker when they are engaging with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. There are multiple scenarios where clear communications are required, but none more serious than doctor-patient interactions, especially in moments of critical healthcare. So wouldn’t it be nice to simply turn on captions for real life? Badger’s Mike Williston made it a personal mission to do just that. Tune in to learn how wearables that provide captions can make every conversation accessible.