Zoom Makes ASR Captioning Free for People with Hearing Loss

Good News! Thanks to a campaign spearheaded by HLAA’s  Shari Eberts, Zoom has agreed to provide captions on free accounts.  [Below is from Shari’s blog, “Living With Hearing Loss” From https://livingwithhearingloss.com/ ] Success! Zoom has heard our community’s voice! Zoom just announced it will provide its high-quality ASR captions (Live Transcript) FREE for people with hearing loss, as well as other groups who require this feature for accessibility reasons. Click here to request access. This feature will be rolled out to all free accounts by Fall 2021. Since the start of the pandemic, we have been asking Zoom to do just …

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All Things Cochlea(r) – A Zoom Panel Presentation About Cochlear Implants

February 27th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The HearatBoston Zoom presentation will feature: Guest speakers from all three cochlear implant (CI) companies: Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, and Med-El, Dr. Daniel Lee, CI surgeon from Mass Eye and Ear, Eva Bero, Audiologist, Dir. of Audiology at Lahey Medical , A panel of CI users to answer your questions. Bring your questions and a cup of tea (or whatever you desire).  Captions will be provided on the Zoom site. For more information and to the request the link to the Zoom meeting please mail  hearatboston@gmail.com. See you soon. Sue, Liz, Carol and Barbara HLAA Boston Chapter Board

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Cochlear Implant Experiences and Best Practice Tips – Feb. 2, 2021

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Time: 10 a.m. EST (Eastern Time), 7 a.m. PST (Pacific Time), 4 p.m. CEST (Central European Time), 9 p.m. ICT (Indochina Time), 10 p.m. PHST (Philippines Time) Duration: 90 minutes Cochlear implant devices are small, complex devices that can help provide a sense of sound to the user. Around more than 40 years, the technology is in use in many parts of the world. In this session, users and professionals will share their knowledge and experience with cochlear implants for adults as well as offer best practice tips. Speakers: Lise Hamlin, director of public policy, Hearing Loss Association of …

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