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FCC approves app to assist mobile deaf users

The Washington Post reported on May 14 that Miracom, a Kansas-based firm that has developed an app to help people who are deaf and hard of hearing use mobile phones, received government approval to begin marketing its product.

As the Washington Post reported in October, the Kansas firm had successfully designed an app, InnoCaption, to accurately transcribe mobile phone conversations in real time. But it was spinning its wheels as it waited for the Federal Communications Commission to grant it access to a government fund that would allow deaf consumers to use the app for free.

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