Ava works with many educational institutions (ranging from school districts to universities) around the world, to empower students with more accessibility in- and outside of the classroom. Some examples of schools we work with are found below.
Depending on the needs and preferences of your students, Ava offers different services (combining automated and human captions) and works with many devices and interfaces. This allows us to offer true personalization and flexibility.
Teaching remotely? Learn more about captioning virtual classrooms!
How does it work?
The student downloads the Ava app on their personal device or a device that is provided by the school. This can be a phone, a tablet (Android & iOS), or a laptop.
For quick and spontaneous (one-on-one) interactions, the student can simply use the microphone on the device. For more elaborate conversations and for classes, the student should leverage an external microphone. This can be a wired microphone, a bluetooth microphone, or a microphone that they already use for their hearing aids (e.g. Roger Pen). See the image below for some examples.
Ava works best with a good and stable connecting to the internet (e.g. wi-fi).
Using Ava in different situations:
Quick, spontaneous interactions with teachers and peers; the student can simply start the app on their device and Ava will automatically start captioning the conversation. When pointing the microphone to the teacher, the screen will automatically rotate so that the student can still easily read what is said. More about using Ava for one-on-one conversations can be found here.
Group conversations such as lunch or group projects; the easiest way is for everyone in the conversation to use their own device. Peers can choose to download the app on their personal device, or join the DHH student by using the web application. When everyone speaks into their own device, the DHH student will see the text show up in a different color per speaker. More info here.
Class lectures and discussions
Talk about lecture setup + talk about how to best make it work when peer students have questions and discussions.
Passing around a second microphone....?
What are the benefits for your organization?
Providing 24/7 full independence to your students.
Removing your scheduling hassles
Reducing your costs
How do you get started?