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Speech to text apps to understand conversations webinar

Photo: Tips on how you can use speech-to-text apps to facilitate conversations.

Are you a teacher, youth leader, or other professional working with deaf children and young people? Do you want to find out how apps can help deaf young people feel more confident in face to face conversations?

Join us for our upcoming information session where our technology experts will be providing tips on how you can use speech-to-text apps to facilitate face-to-face conversations with deaf children and young people.

Book your place

This is an online event, taking place on Zoom.

Date: 31 July 2020

Time: 2 – 3pm (Join by 1:45pm for registration and prompt start)

Tickets cost £10 and sales close at 10am on 29 July 2020.

Webinar overview

This will be an informal session, giving you the opportunity to speak with technology team at the National Deaf Children’s Society about how speech to text apps can facilitate conversations where lip reading is difficult.

You will leave with knowledge of how you can use these in face-to-face conversations with deaf children and young people (e.g. audiology consultation) and with the confidence to recommend these for personal use when going to public places.

Our Technology Research Officer, Kim Hagen, will be speaking about the apps that we have research and tested, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the National Deaf Children’s Society technology team.

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for all professionals working with and supporting deaf young people.

How to join

This webinar will be on Zoom, which you can access on any computer, laptop, phone or tablet.

When you first join, you may be prompted to download Zoom which only takes a few seconds to do with a normal broadband connection.

Once you have booked your place, further joining instructions will be provided closer to the event date. 

Meet the trainer

Kim Hagen

Kim has worked at the National Deaf Children’s Society since 2017 as a Technology Research Officer. She supports families of deaf children and the professionals working with them.

Her role raises awareness of the latest technologies, how they can help in everyday situations and provide solutions to issues deaf children and young people may face.

Kim has had a moderate hearing loss since birth. She holds a PhD in social sciences and combined her interest in the social consequences of hearing loss and working with children. This led her to the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Kim actively provides information about technology for deaf people on twitter, @hag_kim.

Additional information


Who is the webinar for?

Any professional working with and supporting deaf young people.

Will this event cover what I need?

This is an information session to find out tips on captioning apps that can be useful for deaf children and young people to communicate with others when lip-reading is difficult.

If this is not what you are looking for, please look at our other technology webinars:

  • 17 July 2020, Apps for creating captioned videos on mobile devices: Learn how to use apps to make digital content accessible for deaf young people.
  • 24 July 2020, Online platforms for adding captions to your videos: Learn how to make longer videos accessible using captions.

Do I need to be a member?

No, however if you'd like to become a professional member you can join for free. Our memberships allows you to join our community of professionals who are supporting deaf children, young people and their families throughout the UK.

For more information and to set up your free membership, please visit us online.

Do I need to book my own communication support?

No. We will have captions as standard, however if you require an interpreter please let us know and we will book it for you.

Note: The deadline for requesting an interpreter is Friday 3 July. We cannot guarantee being able to secure an interpreter after this date.

How much does it cost?

£10 per delegate, payable via credit/debit card only.

Can I give my place to a friend or colleague if I can't come?

Yes, however you must notify us in advance, at least 5 days before the workshop takes place via [email protected]

Can I share my log in details with a friend of colleague to join?

No. The log in details are for 1 person only.

There will be a registration period prior to the start of the event where we will be checking the name of those entering against the delegate list (names of those registered to the purchased tickets).

If your name does not feature on the list, you will not be allowed entry to the webinar.

Do I need to do any prep before attending?


What if I need to cancel?

If you cancel:

  • 7 working days or less before the planned date, you will be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 8-14 working days before the planned date, you will be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 15 working days before the planned date, you will not be charged.

Contact us

If you are interested in finding out more about any of this webinar, please contact us at [email protected].