Kenyan student builds app helping the deaf to communicate with face masks during pandemic

Steve Nyaga, a computer science student at Stratmore University, Kenya, built an app that helps people with hearing impairments to communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The app converts audio into text that is displayed on a mobile device, and also offers a chat room. This is a solution for people with hearing impairments who cannot communicate with face masks on, since they use sign language and lip-read during conversation.

Nyaga said this app is the cheapest solution to simplify life for the deaf and help them have access to information.