When Google Glass came out, I saw it as an resourceful tool for myself, a deaf person, who rely on subtitles for accessibility. The first problem I tackled was the fact there are 1 in 5 Americans who aren’t native English speakers, or the 38 million deaf patrons who want to enjoy movies at the theaters. The first app I built, Movita, created a universal platform that works across all devices to provide access to quality subtitles anytime, anywhere in the world. And to provide the service for free. Intune was the second app that took “Shazam” one step further. Not only it detected the tune, but it provided karaoke-style lyrics right to your Google Glass. Saveface, the third app, followed. It used voice recognition to identify a new voice and pairs it with a photograph of the speaker before adding it to your address book.
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Now you can finally put a name with a face and vice versa. This app uses voice recognition to identify a new voice and pairs it with a photograph before adding it to your address book. This would be crucial for the office holiday party. For deaf people this is particularly useful—since every time the app recognizes a familiar voice, their contact info appears in the display. This is especially helpful when people call your name when your back is turned, which happens more often than you can imagine.
This app takes “Shazam” one step further. Not only will it detect the tune, but it will provide karaoke-style lyrics right to your Google Glass. If you’re hearing, you can sing along. If you’re deaf, you’re more tuned in. Movita, Intune, and Saveface are all apps that focus on inclusive design. They are simple, creative solutions for common problems— for both the average consumer and a person with disabilities. It is my goal to maintain consistent visual identity and present these apps as a reliable, consistent brand that is clean, clear and user friendly.