A new app helps the hearing impaired communicate.

Google’s new app Live Transcribe helps the hearing impaired communicate by performing real-time speech to text translation. It’s like having an automated note taker in your hand.

Using the app, hold the device microphone near the person speaking. A transcript appears on the screen. To reply, you can type a response instead of speaking.

“Can you tell me where the art museum is located?” It is located about three blocks away.

This is one of several Google Assistant features designed to help those with disabilities.

Download for Android.