New iOS 14 will assist hearing impaired and deaf people

Date:24 June 2020 Author: Imogen Searra

Apple revealed the new iOS14 in its WWDC keynote on 22 June. The new iPhone iOS software features a sound recognition tool that will help those who are hearing impaired or deaf.

The accessibility tool will constantly listen for certain sounds and alert the iPhone user if one of these sounds has gone off. There are 14 different sounds the software will listen for according to The Verge.

These include:

  • Door knock
  • Doorbell
  • Sirens
  • Smoke detector alarm
  • Dog barking
  • A crying baby, and more.

Under the settings menu, go to accessibility and select sound recognition.

Apple is being praised for its inclusivity. The new iOS will also include other measures, such

The new iOS will include other accessibility measures such as giving participants using sign language in a FaceTime group call the prominent person in the chat.

Apple will also finally allow you to screen a call and carry on about your business without interruption.

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