Helpful apps for the deaf and hard of hearing

Free app to learn American Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL) Dictionary
Translate English into ASL, from A-Z, plus the entire numerical system, common English phrases, symbols and much more. A must have educational iPhone, and iPad app.

  • Over 5,200 signs from A-Z
  • 765 Multiple meaning words signed
  • Multiple word signs such as "don't want" & "hard of hearing"
  • 473 Idioms translated
  • Time
  • Money
  • Dates, Months, Years
  • General numbers
  • Finger Spelled Alphabet
  • Symbols
  • Common Phrases like "You're too late"
  • NEW FEATURE: Swipe video screen to load next or previous video

American Sign Language Keyboard. Translate between letters and signs with just one 

Hamilton CapTel®
The Hamilton CapTel® App for Smartphones and Tablets is designed exclusively for individuals who have difficulty hearing over the telephone. With this app, you may listen to your phone conversations while reading word-for-word captions of what's said to you - similiar to captions on TV.
Download for iphone and iPad
Download for Android

Hamilton CapTel® for PC/Mac
Using a standard telephone or mobile phone, Hamilton CapTel® for PC/Mac allows you to see every word a caller says on your computer screen. No special equipment or software is needed. An internet connection, standard web browser and a Hamilton CapTel account is required.

Hearing Health Magazine
A publication of Hearing Health Foundation, is the ultimate consumer resource on hearing. Our goal at Hearing Health Magazine is to keep you informed of the latest discoveries that donations from you and others help make possible. Subscribe for a free print edition or read digitally for free via the Hearing Health Magazine app.

Mobile phone app for the deaf and hard of hearing that want to use their own voice to talk to others, but struggle hearing what is being said by them. Now, receive captions of what the person says when they say it with virtually no delay and with confidence from the convenience of your smartphone. 

Live Caption
Caption your face-to-face conversations! Text is enlarged on screen! Missing out on what's being said? Read it on the screen of your iPhone or iPad as Live Caption transcribes voices in real time! Don't know sign language? Need to get your message across clearly? Using voice recognition software, speak into your phone and the words are transcribed live on the screen of the device. Talk to anyone face-to-face with Live Caption.

Marlee Signs
Learn American Sign Language with Marlee Matlin.

P3 Mobile
Video-based telephone relay system for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals allowing them to make and receive Video Relay Service (VRS) and VP calls over Wi-Fi or a cellular data connection.

Sprint IP
A free app available for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability to place relay calls and communicate using text.

For individuals who are challenged with impaired speech, limited or no eye sight, and limited manual dexterity. The app contains nine fixed messages, plus "No", "Yes" and "Stop".

Easy-to-use, comprehensive Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for the iPad. Verbally brings speech to those without and enables real conversation with its simple, intuitive design. Just tap in what you want to say and Verbally speaks for you. Premium Features available with an in-app purchase.

This App helps to communicate with a person. Type your message on the keyboard! You can see your text above the keyboard - the other person, sitting opposite, can read your message in the yellow text field.