Communications Technology for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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What is Video Relay Service?
Video relay is an Internet-based service that enables persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired to communicate with hearing individuals using sign-language interpreters accessed via web video.
Video Relay Increases Career Opportunities for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
An interview with Diana Herron, director of customer care for Purple Communications, discussing how the development of telecom technologies for the deaf -- especially video relay service -- avail deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals of new career opportunities and levels of interactivity.
Technology for Deaf & HOH College Students
In this article, Jaime Del Pizzo, a college film major with bilateral hearing loss, discusses some of the assistive technology and accommodations she uses to wake up, attend class, complete courses, and chat with friends.
Get Kids Excited to Sign with Time to Sign Learning Guide
The Time to Sign with Children Learning Guide presents over 200 drawings and directions to help parents and teachers to get kids excited to learn how to communicate using American Sign Language. The book, by Lillian and Michael Hubler, includes an interactive DVD.
Technology & Disability: An Interview with abledbody.com's Suzanne Robitaille
In this interview, Suzanne Robitaille, founder of abledbody.com and author of The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology & Devices, discusses recent advances in communications technology for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Accessibility Features for Deaf & HOH Users in Apple Products
This article outlines accessibility features for people who are deaf or hard of hearing that Apple has built into its OS X and iOS operating systems.
Purple Communications Video Relay Service Gives Deaf Equal Telecom Access
Purple Communications provides video relay services and sign language interpreters to give deaf and hard of hearing individuals equal access to telecommunications.
Media Access Group at WGBH
The Media Access Group at WGBH created and continues to improve closed captioning and video description that make media accessible to disabled viewers.
iPod touch Accessibility for Deaf & HOH Users
Apple's iPod touch has built-in accessibility features designed for users who are deaf or hard of hearing. The iTouch supports open and closed captions, mono audio, and FaceTime video chatting with other iOS devices.
Closed Caption Q&A with Broadcast Accessibility Pioneer Larry Goldberg
Closed captions are now required on 100% of TV programming. The man who helped develop CC technology and the broadcast standards associated with it is Larry Goldberg of WGBH in Boston. In this interview, Goldberg discusses the current state of captioning technology.
Assistive Listening Devices - Help for Hard of Hearing and Deaf People
This article by About.com Deafness guide Jamie Berke discusses assistive listening devices that help individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing know when someone is at the door, calling on the phone, and when an alarm clock or fire alarm is sounding. She also some of her own experiences with such devices.
Access Closed Captioning on Windows Media Player
This is a quick tip on turning on closed captioning on Windows Media Player.
Captionfish Closed Caption Film Finder
Many movie fans are deaf or hard of hearing. The Captionfish website helps these fans find theaters, films, and showtimes in their area that feature closed captioning.