What is the Hand Talk app?
It is a free resource, available for smartphones and tablets. With Hugo and Maya, our 3D virtual translators, the Hand Talk application automatically translates texts and audios into the Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and the American Sign Language (ASL) through artificial intelligence.
The app has already been voted by the UN as the best social app in the world, at the WSA - World Summit Award, held in Abu Dhabi, in 2013.
Download now at www.handtalk.me/download
Who can use the app?
The app can be used by people of all ages, hearing or deaf, who are interested in learning and/or communicating using the American Sign Language (ASL). And even better, it's free!
If you are interested in learning a new language in a practical and fun way, the Hand Talk app is a great choice!
Is my device compatible?
See below the list of compatible operating systems and the necessary requirements for you to use the application:
- iOS (Apple) Operating system as of iOS 11.0. Devices: iPhone (5s or higher), iPad (mini 2 or higher), iPod Touch (6th generation or higher). Internet access.
- Android tablets and smartphones starting with Android 4.5. ARMv7, OpenGL 3 or higher processing structure. Internet access.
How do I translate using the app?
There are two main options:
- Text: You type or paste some text in the given field, send it, and right after the virtual interpreter of Hand Talk, Hugo, translates into Sign Language.
- Audio: By clicking on the microphone icon, the app captures the ambient audio and you can speak at that moment. Shortly after speaking you can click in the button with an "X" to end the recording. If the app identifies silence after the speech, it will send the content automatically. After that, wait a few seconds and view the translation.
Do I need the internet to translate?
Yes. Your device must be connected to the internet. This is a common need for all the best machine translation systems.
Every day, several improvements and new signals are automatically inserted into the platform, so you need a connection. Otherwise, our characters, Hugo and Maya, will only use the typing (spelling) of each translated word.
How to use translation history?
It's very simple! You can access it by clicking on the icon in the form of a list, just below the translation speed control, the list with the last translations performed will be presented. To review a translation, click on the desired text and right after one of our virtual translators, Hugo or Maya, will signal the text.
To delete a sentence in your translation history, use the trash can icon at the top of the screen. If you're using an iOS device, slide your finger over the sentence to the left to see icons with these functions. If you want to delete all history, click on the trash in the top bar.
Can I share the translations from the app?
After the translation is finished, the menu below the character (Hugo or Maya) will appear. Clicking on the sharing icon, a video is going to be generated, and then you can share it on your social networks or send it to your friends, have fun!
How do I repeat a translation?
Click on the repeat icon in the menu below the character (Hugo or Maya), which appears right after the translation is done.
How do I stop a translation?
Click once on the character (Hugo or Maya) and they will stop the translation immediately.
How to increase or decrease the translation speed?
Just go to the menu on the bottom right and click on the speedometer-shaped icon as many times as needed to achieve the desired speed.
Do you have any suggestions for improving the app?
Send it to us! Access your profile by clicking on Account, access the Suggestions area and send us yours. We will be happy with your participation, after all, the application is made for you!