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Accessibility

Today's technology enables us to be connected and explore new ways for accessibility.  Many adults in our community are identifying innovative and new uses for existing tools about using technology for better experiences at work, home and play.

Read on to see what "new discoveries" in technology people are talking about.  Don't see something you use?  Let us know! Jay and friends

Captioning

  • Twitter can double as a "captioning" tool for deaf and hard of hearing.  Watch personal perspective on the power of How Twitter Helps me Hear- Twitter to make public dialogue more inclusive for the hearing impaired. Slides from Catharine McNally’s Ignite session at the NTEN 2012 Conference.                                       
  • Use CaptionFish for locating captioned movies in your neighborhood.
  • Check out Phlixie for finding streaming Netflix shows / movies that are captioned.

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Communication

Our smartphones and their apps can be used as acecssibility tools too:   

To download the apps, visit the iTunes or Android marketplace.

FaceTime- for Video Chat

Captioned Telephone
Hamilton Relay 
Sprint Wireless CapTel  
ClearCaptions  

Video Relay Service
Purple  
Sorenson  
ZVRS  (note: Z now supports many more Android products than the website currently shows)

FCC on 10-Digit Numbering:
FCC on IP Relay and IP Captioned Telephone Service
TRS 911 requirements
VA Relay summary of some mobile CapTel and mobile VRS options 

Speech & Listening Practice

  • Use a Kindle or Nook with the speech-to-text feature.
  • HowStuffWorks: Podcasts that give you just enough detail and description so that you can more easily process what you hear. 

CART Resource List

CART is specifically recognized as an assistive technology under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is used to provide communications access for individuals with hearing loss in schools, on the job, at conferences and in other settings. National and local resources are available. Read More.