technology can help people who are deaf or hard of hearing at
home, in school, and in the community. Check these sites for
- This page
and Alerting Devices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People What's Available
- This overview from the
Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center covers telephone
aids, television and film access, alerting devices and systems, listening
devices and systems, and more.
- Designing a More
Usable World - Telecommunications
- This page on the Trace
R&D Center web site provides links to a wide range of disability/telecommunication
resources, including legal information, design resources, organizations and
projects, user resource information, forums, and telecommunications standards.
- Federal Communications Commission
- Disability Issues / Links
- Information on a wide range
of subjects (e.g., closed captioning, relay services, hearing aid compatibility,
etc.) relating to telecommunications issues. The section on Section 225 includes
lists of equipment manufacturers and services providers.
- Gallaudet University Technology
Assessment Program (TAP)
- This information-packed
website includes information and links about TTYs and TTY modems, telecommunications
relay service, wireless/cellular telecommunications, video telecommunications,
captioning, speech recognition, equipment accessibility under the Telecommunications
Act of 1996, universal design in telecommunications, telecommunications standards
related to Accessibility, communication accessibility, and consumer advocacy.
Information about current TAP projects, including the RERC on Telecommunications
Access and the RERC on Hearing Enhancement and Assistive Devices, is also
- SHHH National Center on Assistive
- This program provides information
about equipment, services and programs that help individuals cope with hearing
loss. The website includes short articles on alerting devices, assistive listening
devices, telecommunications devices, and selecting a hearing aid dispenser.
Listening Systems Project
- This project of the Rehabilitation
Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Hearing Enhancement developed standards
for large area listening systems. Its review and recommendations to the U.S.
Access Board are provided.
- What are
Assistive Listening Devices or "ALDs"?
- An overview from the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, with a link to a list of companies that
specialize in assistive listening devices.
- Related Subjects
- Assistive Technology - Index
- Deafness and Hearing Impairments
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