Ava: Transcriptions & Captions

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About this app

Ava uses captions to live transcribe voice to text to provide accessibility for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing (HoH). Ava’s speech-to-text app provides 24/7 real-time audio transcription with about 5 errors in 100 words based on AI, and the highest possible accuracy with Ava Scribe at about 1 error in 100 words.

Use Ava to transcribe or live caption voice to text for classrooms, business meetings, doctor’s appointments, shopping, events, and more. Ava’s speech-to-text app makes transcribing any live communication easy for friends, family, and organizations to be inclusive, accessible and ADA compliant!

How Ava live captions work:
• Download Ava on your phone to instantly transcribe voice to text from up to a meter away. Teach Ava to improve and learn your vocabulary as it transcribes voice to text by tapping on words to correct them or adding your own custom vocabulary.
• To use voice to text in group conversations, invite users to download the Ava app with a QR code or link so they can connect with you instantly. Ava shows a real-time color-coded transcript of who says what.
• Need accessibility for people who are HoH or Deaf in more complex situations? Use the ‘Discover’ menu to learn how to set up Ava to live transcribe voice to text in any situation!

Why Ava is the best speech to text app:
• Ava uses your smartphone’s mic to transcribe voice to text so you have live captions, in your pocket – it’s always available, anytime, anywhere.
• Communicating with hearing people is faster than ever with Ava’s text-to-speech technology! Simply type what you want to say, and have Ava read out loud for you
• Never miss out on podcasts, live videos, live conversations, and more with Ava’s dictation!
• Use Ava in the workplace or in the classroom to live transcribe voice to text for voice memos, conference calls, lectures, business meetings, and more!
• Use this Ava mobile app along with Ava CC, our companion computer app. It’s perfect for online meetings or hybrid classes using any videoconferencing service including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet.

Questions? Suggestions? Speak to our trusty customer support team through email at help@ava.me!

Ava Free plan (for occasional users):
• Live caption any conversation with unlimited basic captions per month and up to 40-minute-long sessions.
• No limits on group size or number of devices connected, when you join a session on Ava, live captions are unlimited!
• Save transcriptions to remember your conversations.
• Text to speech: Simply type and Ava will read out loud for you.

Ava Community plan (for power users):
• Live caption any conversation with 3 hours of premium captions for $9.99 per month paid annually or $14.99 per month paid monthly and up to 40-minute-long sessions. Buy additional hours for $4.99 per hour.
• With Premium captions, expect about 5 errors in 100 words.
• Invite friends for even more free live caption hours!
• Live transcribe and translate conversations in 16 languages.

Ava professional plans for Organizations — the workplace, schools and events:
Want to create an accessible workplace or school environment that is ADA compliant? Ava’s advocacy team is here to help setup accessibility at work, school, events, or places of worship with the Ava for organizations plans.
• Infinite premium live caption time and conversations up to 2 hours (Ava Pro) or 8 hours (Ava Enterprise).
• Unlimited high quality live captions with accuracy of about 5 errors in 100 words. For key conversations, use Scribe to get the highest possible accuracy with about 1 error in 100 words.
• Live caption and translate up to 16 languages.
• No time limits for premium captions.
• Customized vocabulary for your organization.
• Caption on your computer with Ava CC or any browser with Ava Web.
Contact our sales team via our website at www.ava.me or email through advocacy@ava.me.
Updated on
Jan 4, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Audio and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

995 reviews
Amanda Escano
December 24, 2021
We have been using this app for several years now on several Android phones as a solution for our deaf mother. It works quickly and picks up well in noisy places but not all that accurately but well enough to where she can figure out what's going on. The reason for 1 star is it constantly crashes . Even with a paid subscription it stops working and stops captioning. It tells us to not use the mic which is the whole point of using it. We have to close it and restart it. We have reinstalled too.
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Ava Accessibility
December 27, 2021
Hi, we apologize for any issue you might be having! Could you send details of what you are experiencing to our customer support at team@ava.me? We'll get you up and running.
A Google user
August 2, 2019
Great app for us latened deaf. well worth the $30 pro monthly fee. Good costumer service. I like that Ava provides a professional app. In a bind with no wifi or data it can still be used (with less accuracy), which live trascribe cannot do. Great and easy group conversations set-up, which live transcibe lacks. However, I do prefer live transcribe for most day-to-day activities. App needs a little work in my opinion.....better interface and faster/more accuracy when translating. Thank you Ava!
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Ava Accessibility
August 5, 2019
Hey Thomas, thanks a lot for your review. We appreciate the level of detail and quality of your feedback and would like you to invite you to our Beta program so you can try out our new features. Email us at hello@ava.me!
A Google user
November 3, 2018
This was a lifesaving app until a few weeks ago when it suddenly quit working at all on my husband's phone (Motorola Droid mini) and he's the deaf guy! Also, it won't let go of the microphone after I'm done with the app (Samsung Galaxy Note 4). Was working perfectly until mid-Sept on my phone and until 2 weeks ago on my husband's. Brute that we were telling everyone how spectacular it was. Extremely disappointed at the moment.
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Ava Accessibility
November 6, 2018
Hi Susan, I'm sorry to hear you recently had issue with the app. The new version of Ava is not supported on a few Android devices. Are you seeing a black screen when you open the app? The next release will fix that issue! Could you please send us an email to hello@ava.me so we can activate this new version already for you and your husband?

What's new

- With this release, we updated the Ava icon with the Ukrainian flag colors to recognize the war against the Ukrainian people and offer our support for Deaf and hearing Ukrainian refugees who need quick access to communication.
- For all members, we made it possible to caption and translate spoken Ukrainian. Just open a conversation and tap on the gear icon to set the language!

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Questions? Shoot us an email at support@ava.me