Tag Archives: Technology
A group of students from CSUN won the software competition called, “ ”SS12: Code for a Cause” in San Diego earlier this month. They designed a phone app alert system for the deaf.
ViviTouch has come up with some technology to allow deaf and hard of hearing people to feel sounds. The ViviTouch headphones produce very distinct feelings for different sounds.
Deaf and hard of hearing associations congratulated four of U.S.A.’s largest wireless carriers for voluntarily agreeing to make sure text can be used to call 9-1-1. They said they will accelerate the availability of text to 9-1-1, and it should be available all over the U.S.A. by May 15, 2014.
The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness has asked people to “Save My VRS.” Sorenson initiated the “Save My VRS” campaign in response to proposed regulations from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC has proposed to replace Video Relay Service (VRS) with Smart TV’s and IPADs, and those are not designed for deaf and hard of hearing […]
The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Program (NDBEDP) provides Deaf-Blind people with communication technology. The I Can Connect website has information on how the program works. It also has a list of providers in different states. The program promoted by I Can Connect provides training and telecommunication assistance for Deaf-Blind people who meet federal eligibility guidelines.
The Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center has recently release a new survey regarding emergency communications. They want to hear from people with disabilities to find out about your experiences with calling 911 for emergency services. If you have a disability, they also want to find out about your experiences with emergency bulletins.
Researchers have found a part of the ear functioning like a natural battery. They tested implants of low-power chips on guinea pigs. The guinea pigs were able to hear sounds in the normal range after getting those chips. They are not ready to test these chips on humans yet.
Calling all education professionals and parents of Deaf and hard of hearing children: The Coalition of Organizations (COAT) provided some information regarding a grant from the U.S. Department of Education regarding accessible technology. The $647 million grant was given to researchers at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) in […]