Roger Voice is a mobile application that allows deaf and hearing impaired to have a real conversation.
The application is based on an integrated voice recognition system that allows people with profound hearing loss instantly to read a transcript of a phone conversation in real-time.
This is very similar to film subtitling.
The application was developed in the US by a French team led by Olivier Jeannel whose aim was to develop a mobile app dedicated to helping people with disabilities to use their phone.
Olivier Jeannel also created a rich infographic on the hearing loss around the world, by emphasising the importance of having proper services.
If you wish to take part in the development of the application, you can do so by logging to the Kickstarter project page RogerVoice Phone Engaging with the World:
“For most people, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible”, Mary Pat Radabaugh, Director of IBM National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities.