Idea for a "Reverse" TTS in Discord aka STT

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  • Marina

    THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN

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  • Cam
    I *really* love this
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  • Orsuna

    If it could be displayed as part of the overlay in-game it would also be really awesome as well so deaf and hard of hearing gamers can communicate in real-time with other players in co-op games.

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  • tardy_microbe970

    Hell yeah I Support it. I live with severe hearing loss and I am partially deaf

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  • Sinesta

    LET'S DO THIS!! Strong support

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  • Ian Hamilton

    A piece of legislation called CVAA already requires that all text chat services must be accessible to people who are deaf, under threat of very large fines.

    The compliance deadline for communication services like Discord was October 2012. A petition is not the right way to approach it, a regulatory framework is already in place... Raise the issue with the FCC and they'll open up a meditation process between you and the company to get it fixed.

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  • Orsuna

    The legislation didn’t actually go into effect for them until Jan 1 2019 and didn’t include services like discord. The legislation was pretty clear about existing services vs new services and applied most extensively to console/pc games, not service platforms like slack/discord that already existed. It isn’t too far fetched that they will eventually be forced to adapt their platform to support it, but it is still helpful to put it on their radar proactively

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  • Lieutenant

    @Ian Hamilton

    Actually no. The legislation does not require discord to implement their own STT system as both desktop and mobile devices have systems to allow for speech inputs into text fields. I'm actually using Google Keyboards STT feature to write this reply right now.

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  • Ian Hamilton

    @syntaxprime that's very different functionality to the functionality that the OP described. What you're talking about is a means of making text chat accessible to people who have difficulty with text entry.

    If you're deaf and go into a discord voice chat you trying to use system level SST does not help you in any way, it would translate your own speech, not other people's.

    Even if you managed to persuade everyone else to use it out would be of no use, because there is no way to display text in an audio channel.

    Hence the OP discussing having a text channel explicitly associated with the audio channel, through which a deaf person (or, for example, an autistic person who finds the reinforcement of text + audio useful) can choose to have everyone's voice chat -also- displayed as text.

    Android a system wide captioning would be the closest thing to a system level solution, but that can only act on the confined audio output, so if you have people speaking at the same it won't be able to tell them apart,and won't be able to indicate which text is associated with which user. Whereas Discord has access to each separate person's individual audio stream.

    You're correct that CVAA does not require STT. It does not require any features at all, it has performance objectives along the lines of "must have at least one mode that is accessible to people who are deaf", each applicable to each service, so e.g. both "text chat must have a mode that works for people who are deaf" and "voice chat must have a mode that works for people who are deaf", assessed separately. And more directly, they want people to have as equivalent experience as possible (source - direct conversations with FCC)

    Does that all make sense?

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  • Lieutenant

    @Ian Hamilton

    Yeah that makes sense, I missed the part about it being voice channels. The difficulty is that I don't think there's many STT engines which would be powerful enough to handle this, nor do I believe discord has sufficient compute power to pull this off as of yet. Definitely something that would require a large investment from discord but I agree that it would be a useful feature.

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  • Ian Hamilton

    @syntaxprime it's all happening, Microsoft set a precedent (and set FCC expectations) with the speech to text API that they provided for free as part of the Xbox SDK.

    With Google's just-announced Android stuff being a notable exception it is usually done through a cloud service, including the Xbox service. Most of the big tech companies have cloud SST services that they licence out in this way.

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  • Keshi

    I'd love to be able to interact with a discord channel hands free!

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  • URBEXBEAST

    This will help me and my CoD team or My Siege team communicate so much better 

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