Siri saves the day!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ardchoille50, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I'm deaf and my hearing aids are at home because the batteries are dead. I was at the grocery store to buy a few things and ended up having to ask for the location of a few products. I couldn't hear the store clerk, due to my hearing loss, and wondered if Siri could be if any help - it seemed a long shot but couldn't hurt to try. So, I opened the Notes app on my iPhone, tapped the microphone icon on the keyboard and let the store clerk speak into my phone. After waiting a couple seconds, Siri typed out everything the clerk said word-for-word.

    Well, now, if I could just meet the team responsible for Siri and thank them in person. I have always found Siri to be extremely helpful, and have now found a new use for this functionality. Seriously, Apple, you've done an excellent job here and I love my iPhones even more.

    Thank you,
    Ian MacGregor
    (a very happy camper)
     
  2. mofunk macrumors 68000

    mofunk

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    Apple has always tried to bridge the gap for impaired users. The Macs have been like that for years. It was called Voice Over. Siri is similar to that.

    Its great to see it applied in the iOS devices. I'm not deaf or blind but I have a few friends that love their Macs and iOS devices. I've used the translator in stores before when communicating with non-English speaking people. You could have used the Google Translator app too.
     

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