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Novel Adventurer

My grandpa can't hear verry well and I would like to know if when you call him on Skype if close captioning/ words will come up under the screen so he can read what I say. 

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‎28-08-2015 11:00

If he has trouble reading what you type....... WRITE LIKE THIS INSTEAD!

 

 

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‎28-08-2015 11:00

If he has trouble reading what you type....... WRITE LIKE THIS INSTEAD!

 

 

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There is no voice-to-text live transcription feature available in Skype. You might want to resort to text chatting in this case.

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Novel Tourist

I have a few friends who are deaf and they want to know if there is anyway of getting a notification when someone sends them an IM on Skype? Or if on some devices tey can get a vibrator alert?

Look forward to your response,

 

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Novel Tourist

Captions for hearing impaired would be awesome and a WIN-WIN for Microsoft and Skype. There are a lot of elderly people that would use Skype to both see and hear loved ones. Hearing loss is part of aging. Captions would go a long way. My 94 year old mother can only take a phone call with the help of her internet phone and captions. 

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Novel Tourist
I am in total agreement. With an aging population, Microsoft and Skype could only benefit by offering this technology.
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Novel Tourist

i have captel captions service with my phone home wifi internet connection  how do i use it with skype. 

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Novel Adventurer

You guys should link with CapTel for closed captions.  Closed captions will become more and more important as the user base ages.

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Novel Adventurer
Do you plan to have such a feature in the future? Would be very useful for a relatively small portion of your subscribers. So, would not be a huge burden on your resources. Perhaps linking with CapTel would be the answer?
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Casual Tourist
Not only elderly, but me too I'm HOH and I'm 17
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