Assistive technologies often used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Video Communications Technology
Video communication technology can be used to connect an American Sign Language (ASL) user directly to another individual who uses ASL, or to an interpreter who can mediate a conversation between the ASL user and someone who uses a spoken language, such as English. These can be standalone pieces of equipment used solely for video communication, or applications that are downloaded to a phone or tablet.More Information
Alerting devices identify certain events in an environment such as a doorbell, fire alarm, or alarm clock and notify a deaf or hard of hearing person using sound, vibration, light, or a combination of the three.More Information
Captioned telephones have a built-in screen that displays real-time text captions of the conversation for individuals who are hard of hearing.More Information