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!
- 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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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
Sprint Wireless CapTel
Video Relay Service
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.