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Android Assistive Listening and Captioning App

Access to the attraction content and supplementary information for people with vision and hearing impairments

  • Android OS
  • Guava
Solution

Android Assistive Listening and Captioning App

Industry

Software and Technology

Engagement model

Fixed Price

Methodology

Classical waterfall with several deliveries (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, RC)

Team
  • Android Developer
  • .NET Developer
  • QA Engineer
  • Project Manager
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Customer

Problem

The client intended to upgrade its assistive listening and captioning enabled device used in numerous entertainment locations worldwide. Created in cooperation with Softeq over a decade ago, the solution had run its course, hitting the ceiling on software scalability, and the hardware had become obsolete.The client engaged the Softeq team to develop a more modern version of the outdated software designed to run on an Android device.

Solution

The solution consists of software operating on a third-party, custom-made, ruggedized, handheld device, based on Android. The device is equipped with additional hardware required to support the assistive technology functions. It is designed to enhance the experience of visiting amusement and entertainment venues for people with vision and hearing impairments by providing accessibility to the attraction content, along with supplementary information.

The application supports automatic playback of audio (e.g. mp3 files, FM broadcasting) and textual (e.g. captions) content in several foreign languages, including Asian languages, depending on the user’s location within a venue.

Results

The solution is intended for use at all of the customer’s entertainment locations visited by millions of multinational guests annually, worldwide.