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Speech-to-Speech--Using A Telephone Independently

Speech-to-Speech--Using A Telephone Independently

Speech-to-Speech (STS) is a Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). This is a service allowing persons with hearing or speech limitations to access the telephone to place and receive calls. STS enables persons with a speech disability to make telephone calls using their own voice or an assistive voice device. A caller may use a communication device such as a Tobii or Dynavox. Speech-to-Speech uses…


Added by Jennifer Mundl on February 7, 2019 at 10:25am — 3 Comments

New Year- New Technology: Speaksee

“Weren’t you paying attention during the meeting? Didn’t you hear what needs to be done?” Does this sound familiar to you, or can you think of someone in your work experience this statement pertains to? There are many reasons one might miss important information in work meetings. One reason might be a result of hearing loss. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reported in the Quick Statistics (2016) fact sheet that about 28.8 million U.S. adults could…


Added by Erika J. Kluge on January 16, 2019 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

New Invention- Sign Language Gloves

Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor, two undergraduate students at the University of Washington have worked to invent a new way to communicate. Their invention, SignAloud gloves, which can translate American Sign Language into speech or text have prompted a lot of interest.

They developed the gloves to provide a bridge between native speakers of American Sign Language and people who do not sign.


The gloves have sensors that record movement and gestures. They then transmit the…


Added by Erika J. Kluge on November 15, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Marnie Baar Windows 8 Ease of Access: Magnify!

This month we will, once again, be focusing on the Ease of Access Center within Windows 8.  And I do believe using the term “focus,” is absolutely appropriate, as we will discuss accessing the “Magnifier” feature within the Ease of Access Center (EAC). 

Note that this month, the blog is formatted as a handy “how to” .pdf document, that you can print and use to adjust your settings offline.…


Added by Marnie Baar on September 12, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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