A May 28 piece on NPR Labs examined a NPR team’s plan to bring radio to people with hearing loss. The project, dubbed “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” converts audio from NPR programs to text so that it can be displayed in near realtime on captioning terminals. Further, the text can be transmitted to Refreshable Braille Displays, which can be read by the deaf-blind. The article was reported through WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
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