Ava provides 450M deaf or hard-of-hearing people instant captions to follow any conversation and be included. Use Ava when meeting new people, one-on-one or in groups, for meetings or informal conversations with colleagues at work or when attending a lecture. Ava is the perfect companion to make your conversations accessible.

1) Set up Ava on your phone to instantly transcribe what people say (with 90% accuracy within 1 meter/~3 feet). Tap words to correct them and teach Ava to learn your speaking style over time.

2) For group conversations where speakers are further than 1 meter away, send them your invite link to click on their device. As they join you on Ava (no app download needed), ou will see a real-time color-coded transcript of who says what. This way, never miss information during meetings at work, family dinners or social gatherings!

Examples of ways people use Ava:
- Didn’t get what the guy in front of you said? With your smartphone’s mic, Ava hears well and shows you word by word what is said. Instant captions, in your pocket, always available.
- Communicate much faster with hearing people, than with pen/paper or notes apps! Type what you want to say, and have Ava speak it for you. Besides, if you connect to friends via Ava by sharing to them your Ava Name, what each person will show up with their own color. What you type appears right away on their screens for incredibly faster communication!

With Ava and easy to find equipments, you could understand vendor tips, doctor’s appointments, worship services, classroom lectures, and even online videos and conference calls! Ava paves the way towards a 24/7 accessible world. Visit for more details on how other pioneers of accessibility use Ava!

Questions? Suggestions? You can speak to a real person at Ava. Our trusty customer support team is just an email away --- simply write us at:

- Caption any live conversation, without time-limit
- Text to speech: Ava can voice out what you type
- It’s free to invite someone to join a session on Ava, captioning is unlimited
- No limits on group size or number of devices connected
- Save transcripts to remember your conversations
- You can invite a friend to Ava and you will get 1 hour for free.

- Captions with no pop-ups (conversation will still time-out after 40 minutes)
- Transcribe & translate in 16 languages
- Get 3-hour Premium Captions - 95% accurate for conversations in noisy places or when not everyone has joined via Ava.
- Billed yearly, otherwise $14.99

- Unlimited Premium Captions with Starter, Pro & Enterprise, our Paid Plans for Professionals or Students to work or study in full accessibility.
- Because you might have higher professional needs - if you’ve ever used CART, you’ll love Scribe, our live-captioning service with transcription professionals. With 99% accuracy, we’ve developed the state-of-the-art of artificial & human intelligence to provide you the highest level of captioning service. Pick how many professional hours you want monthly to get started. Choose in any conversation whether or not to use the AI or the Professional-grade captions. The choice is yours.

Our Accessibility Experts can help you or your accessibility manager to set up Ava at work, at school, for an event or a place of worship.

Access to Scribe also unlocks Premium Captions, our higher-quality captions for Web & App:
- Best caption quality (+95%), with punctuation. Use it unlimited with Starter & Pro plans.
- Teach Ava any new vocabulary that you encounter often in your organization
- Participate on your computer, or display on any screen with Ava Web

What’s New

Version 2.2.7

- Minor bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

Bayern3-2012 ,

Pretty Good App

I downloaded the app to help me communicate with my son who underwent cochlear implant surgery and between the time of the surgery and the activation of the implants, he was totally deaf. The app works well and is surprisingly accurate in translations from speech to text.

One issue I had using my iPhone 7 was that sometimes the app just flat out failed to work once it was launched. No matter what I tried to do, it would not seem to pick up my voice and translate. I’d usually have to close the app, then relaunch to get it to work.

I like the fact that you can configure the app to use various microphones...neat feature. All in all, the app is well designed, fast and as accurate as any can be given the complexity of speech to text translation!

Developer Response ,

Hi Bayern! Thanks a lot for your feedback! I am happy you had a good experience using Ava with your son!

We've actually just release a new version of the App, you can find it available in the App Store. This should fix the issue you experienced.

Then, would you mind to revise your rating to 5 stars 🌟as it will give a better signal to our new users!

Have a great day!
The Ava Team

SmithvilleDoug ,

Ava life changing

In the past 3 weeks I have lost all hearing. Now awaiting a cochlear implant. Shocking! How will I conduct my business, conference calls, personal social ever again.. recommended by friends (speech pathologist) AVA has solved many of these. It’s all about a good microphone and folks speaking clearly. Quality in..quality out. I can now even hear the preacher on Sunday! You need of course good WiFi, or cell signal. I can now wirelessly sit and pick up Bluetooth mic 50 ft away. Can also pick up the phone by sending the phone into the iPad via cable. HUGE advantage. They talk I read. I talk they hear. It’s not perfect but pretty good. The TTY is free but everything has to go to another number then prompted to enter my number. How does the yard guy know this? It’s a bit cumbersome. I think I’ll use both. Thanks AVA! Good work!

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your rating & description, it helps! 🌟💪

You are also very welcome to join our community on Facebook to stay in touch:

Have a great day!

Mahvelous Mahvin ,

AVA is very helpful

I am bilaterally implanted and struggle with electronic devices that play music or radios with odd sounding voices. AVA helps with some of that (not music, rather talk radio) and it’s extremely useful when explaining to my Deaf friends and family since my ASL is poor. I can hold my own with hearing friends and family as the implants give me 85% speech comprehension.

Now a question: I actually tried to open AVA during a phone call to work like captions would, and it was ok but not perfect. Does AVA ever plan on expanding out into telephone type conferences where not all members in the conference have AVA? It’s asking them a lot to download an app, it would be sweet to be able to include their conversation without having them join right away.

Developer Response ,

Hello Mahvelous Mahvin, thanks a lot for your kind message! We're glad to see Ava helps you with your friends & family.
We are actually planning on having Ava available without downloading it, so keep tuned. If you have any other ideas or feedback, that helps a lot! So please share it to

App Privacy

The developer, Transcense, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Location
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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