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Free or Low Cost Apps

Hearing & Auditory

Enjoy these apps that provide resources and aids for students with hearing impairments or are Deaf.  


  • live transcription using AI technology
  • record, create notes, and share notes with others
  • can also integrate into Zoom, Google Meet
  • Cost: Free with documentation to the ASC, free version, $8.33 per month for pro
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android, browser



Ava logoAva

  • real-time closed captioning for voices near the user
  • use in meetings, conversations, and class discussions
  • basic version: caption one-on-one or group conversations for up to 40 minutes
  • Cost: Free or $14.95 per month for "Community" version
  • Compatibility: browser, iOS, Android

Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications

Live Transcribe logoLive Transcribe & Sound Notifications

  • accessibility setting on Android
  • speech recognition software for real time transcription
  • accurately captures nuances of how words are used in context
  • 80+ languages and dialects
  • can add custom words
  • custom notifications
  • save and search past transcriptions
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: Android



  • real-time captioning with AI technology for phone calls
  • transcribes both sides of the phone call
  • captions in 100 different languages
  • Cost: Free to anyone with hearing loss
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android, landline, flip phone, computer