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Sign up to the XRAI Glass Pilot Scheme!

29th July 2022

Today, Friday 29th July 2022, XRAI Glass have launched the public preview of its revolutionary technology. XRAI Glass is a pioneering software product with a mission to enrich conversation for millions of people around the world who are deaf or experience hearing loss.

Users wearing phone-tethered augmented reality (AR) smart glasses will be able to read speech in real-time through closed captioning. The XRAI Glass software converts audio into a subtitled version of conversation which will then appear on the user’s glasses screen. The software’s sophisticated voice recognition capabilities can identify who’s speaking and will soon have the power to translate languages, voice tones, accents, and pitch.

Our Founder and Chair, Steve Crump OBE, was in their office this week testing a pair of the glasses and said:

“As a profoundly deaf person myself, I was blown away by this technology. When I tried on the glasses, I was astonished – real time subtitles that enable you to engage and participate as never before. I see XRAI Glass as a hugely positive force, and I can’t wait to work with the team to help bring this to life.”

If you think you would benefit from using XRAI Glass and are interested in taking part in the trial period, sign up to take part at https://xrai.glass

The glasses will be available online to purchase by EE network customers for an upfront cost of £10 then £35 per month for 11 months or at EE stores nationwide for non-EE customers for £399.99. There will be no cost for the software during the public preview and the price following the public preview will be based on feedback from pilot user.

If you have any questions about getting involved in the pilot scheme, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at info@deafkidzinternational.org

Photo looking through a pair of XRAI glasses
A person holds a pair of XRAI Glass glasses, showing live closed captioning

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