For the first time I was able to call my 23-year-old son

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For the first time I was able to call my 23-year-old son

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Matthew Johnston

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Last August — for the first time in my life — I had the opportunity to do something that people do every day. I called my son.

“Dad, do you realize this is the first time we’ve talked on the phone?” said my 23-year-old son Harry who lives in Hong Kong. Since birth, I’ve been profoundly deaf. In my daily life, I rely on captions and lip-reading for communication. Until recently, I haven’t been able to simply pick up the phone to chat with someone because I didn’t have a way to caption what they were saying. But Live Caption on the Google Pixel changed all of this.

Thanks to this feature, when Harry spoke his words were instantly converted to text. I was able to simultaneously read what Harry was saying and respond [...]

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