The summer is starting to heat up. We just got off the All Things Digital Conference and we're winding up for the final stretch before WWDC 2012 crushes out the news cycle. Is it the calm before the storm? Not quite, as a few news waves were made and we found a few apps worth your notice. Plus, you could have bid on these killer shades.
According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, 38 million people in the United States go through life with significant hearing loss or with the sounds of the world around them completely muted. Luckily, modern technology has made great strides in improving communication for people that suffer from hearing loss. We've compiled eight apps for iPhone and iPad that have made life a little louder for those with difficulties hearing.
Individuals who are hearing impaired rely on captions in order to understand what is being said in a video. And while YouTube has come a long way with automatic captioning in videos uploaded to their site, it is not perfect, and can often lead to more confusion when watching the videos.
Enter UniversalSubtitles.org. This project, funded by Mozilla Drumbeat, allows anyone to caption a YouTube, Vimeo, Blip.tv, HTLM5 or H.264 video. All you need is a little time and some typing skills, and all of your videos on YouTube can be nicely subtitled. In this how-to, we'll show you how to easily subtitle your videos with UniversalSubtitles.org.