Let’s try to install UDTalk!

UDTalk is free application.

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UDTalk is a communication application. You can use it to communicate to deaf people and people with hard of hearing. In addition to that it can be used for communication between people that speak different languages.

This app has functions such as speech recognition, automatic translation, connecting devices and other convenient functions.

Using speech recognition provides subtitles for your conversation & conference . Using automatic translation can help you join the events, make your trip abroad more enjoyable, and help you study the language.

Once you download this app you can start a chat between multiple parties and use it as a translation chat app.

3 goals are achieved by using UDTalk

  • Accessibility for Deaf and people with Hard of Hearing.
  • Convenient for global communication.
  • Support for education.

It is especially beneficial with Japanese language, as it uses Kanji characters. It is too difficult for non-Japanese people and for little Japanese children. UDTalk can assist in reading characters instead of showing characters alone.

Maybe it is not a perfect way to communicate, but it will offer you a great assistance to express yourself correctly.

This app’s business plans are used by many companies, educational institutions and organizations in Japan. App’s free version had over 160.000 downloads (until the end of 2017).

Usage is very simple. After installing and agreeing to licence, only tap “Tap to talk” button. Left-side button (for example “English(USA)”) is your chosen language, and right-side button (for example “Japanese”) is partner’s language. You can select partner’s language by holding the “Tap to Talk” button. If you want to choose your own language, you have to go back to the top and enter settings and tap “User’s language settings”.

After tapping, you can start speaking to this app. When you finish with speaking, you have to tap to stop speech recognition. Translation is automatic.

Using the left bottom side 3 buttons you can select translation status, speech generation and Japanese reading.

UD Talk has a very useful function which name is “Re-translating”. After you speak in your language,  the app translates to selected language and your language again. You can check translated results by yourself. If your spoken result and re-translation result have some differences,  you can retry to speak until two results are same.

Let’s try using this app!