Auricle is a simple and secure communication platform built for the deaf + hard of hearing community. Our goal is to bring people closer together by combining voice-to-text subtitling and video conferencing, in an easy to use web app. Auricle connects family, friends and coworkers far and wide.
After using a variety of video call apps, we found that most tools were over designed, packed with unnecessary features, and required a user account and an app download. Very few were plug and play, and even fewer were built with the deaf community in mind. We wanted fast and easy connections via unique links with cross platform compatibility and subtitles. Accessible anywhere by anyone. We wanted the focus to be on the conversation, and not the filters or emojis. After spending hours on the phone with my grandma trying to help her install a video call app I said, forget it, let's make something better.