HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Never Miss a Word with Olelo Captioned Calls

December 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join by computer or mobile device.

When: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 2-2:30 p.m. (ET) with 20 minutes for product demo and 10 minutes for Q&A.

Olelo Captioned Calls is an easy-to-use, 100%-private app developed by MachineGenius, a telecommunications company founded in Holliston, Massachusetts in 2017 with a mission to help people with hearing loss have a seamless calling experience. Using advanced speech recognition technology, Olelo combines simplicity, accuracy, and speed to create next-generation captioned telephone service. The app is at no cost for those with hearing loss and is supported by the Federal TRS / IP CTS fund. Olelo’s goal is simple: empower users with the independence to place and receive calls confidently. Learn more about how Olelo works for you during this webinar!

CEO & Founder Erik Strand created MachineGenius, Inc. in 2017 with the express purpose to modernize and automate the Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) approach. MachineGenius’ smartphone app, Olelo Captioned Calls, was the first FCC-conditionally certified IP CTS provider to generate call captions exclusively using Automated Speech Recognition (ASR). Over the last fifteen years, Strand has used ASR to design and build at-scale call transcribing systems. He began his professional career leading tasked with building AI systems that extract meaning from free-form text. He earned a B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Science from MIT.

Note: Product showcases are for advertising purposes only. HLAA does not endorse products or services featured and the presentation is paid for by the advertiser. 

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NOTE: HLAA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in our webinars.

Questions? Feel free to email us at webinars@hearingloss.org.

If companies are interested in HLAA Webinar Product Showcases, email Jeryl Parade at jeryl.parade@theygsgroup.com.