In A World Without Words: The Social Construction of Children Born Deaf and Blind , author David Goode writes about his studies of two children with congenital deaf-blindness and mental retardation. and this book offers helpful insights for caregivers and therapists into how children who are both deaf and blind communicate.
Aipoly is an object and color recognizer mobile app that helps the blind, visually impaired, and color blind understand their surroundings. Aipoly can be use by visually impaired and sighted persons. The user points the mobile device at an object of interest and presses the large toggle button at the bottom of the screen to turn on the artificial intelligence. Aipoly will keep running and recognizing objects until the user switches to a different tab, or toggles the Aipoly button. Aipoly can rec
AMARA is a computer programming software component that is designed for the deaf and/or hard of hearing. It adds captioning to and translates videos. For instance, if this platform is used with YouTube, videos would have captioning and/or translation added to them. It also works with Vimeo and HTML.5. Multiple viewers can help the producer of the video add subtitles and/or translations via a comments section. Has a flexible application Programming Interface (API), making videos and captions easi
The baby cry transmitter is designed for use by new parents who want to know when their infant needs them from rooms away. The receiver notifies the user or the mother by sounding, flashing, and vibrating. So it is not triggered unnecessarily, it has adjustable sensitivity, an individual alert can be chosen for each baby, it has reliable transmission, long lasting power as it lasts up to 1 year on a standard battery, and works with all the visit receivers.It comes with a baby cry transmitter, a
The Big Button Braille Phone w/ Back Talk is a telephone with jumbo size buttons with Braille characters that will announce the numbers as pushed for quick and correct dialing. Dialer can use their own voice and language to record their own announcements for the number buttons, 10 memory buttons, and emergency buttons. This phone has an extra loud ringer, a bright visual ring indicator, and a hearing aid compatible 35-decibel handset with tone control for hard of hearing users. Phone is desk or
The Block Letter Communicator is a communication device for individuals who are deaf-blind. This small, lightweight device enables individuals who are deaf-blind and who do not know Braille to communicate with sighted individuals. When a sighted person types on the unit's QWERTY keyboard, the characters are presented as extra large tactile block letters. POWER: Uses rechargeable batteries.
Braille Reference is a VoiceOver compatible app that allows users who are blind to look up hard to remember Braille symbols and contractions. Users have the option to search for more than 250 Braille symbols and contractions. Users can either search by a letter (ex. a or about) or by dots/contraction (ex. 1 or ab). This application can be used by those who are learning Braille or infrequent Braille users.
Braille Sense OnHand is a small braille device designed for individuals who are deaf-blind or blind. It supports text, rich text, doc, docx, brl, and brf. Another unique format called hbl is also included. The Braille Sense OnHand includes a built-in chat program which allows users with Windows Live ID’s to chat with other Windows Live and MSN Messenger users. It includes integrated digital compass and a built-in GPS receiver. The OnHand also includes robust software designed with the user's pro
The Braille Sense U2, model H432B, is a Braille notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable braille notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a 32-cell braille display and an LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to seven tasks simultaneously. The Braille Sense U2 includes mu
The Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, model H432Q, is a Braille and electronic notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a QWERTY (alphabetic) keyboard, a 32-cell braille display, and an optional LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to sev
BrailleNote GPS & Receiver for BrailleNote, VoiceNote, or BrailleNote PK - 8GB is intended for blind and low vision people to help with way-finding. The GPS alerts the user the names of streets, when approaching an intersection and when it’s time to take a turn. It's a software designed to guide the user with precise information about the surroundings. It is a portable device and can be used exploring by foot or the surrounding. Allows as well as a note taking and voice recorder.
The Braillephone is a portable braille telephone device designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind. This device can be used for telephone communication or it can be used for face-to-face communication between a person who is deaf blind and any other person using a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or deaf relay service. In addition, the system is designed to enable those who are deaf blind to access most computer systems running DOS- or Windows-based software, as well as Inter
BrailleTouch is a prototype app that allows visually impaired people to easily type or text without looking at the screen. It is based on the familiar six-key braille keyboard, as found on the Perkins Brailler and many electronic braille notetakers. With BrailleTouch, a user can send text messages, emails, and tweets from the BrailleTouch keyboard, and copy the text they type in braille to paste into any other app on their iPhone.
The Central Alert Mini Notification System is designed for individuals who are hearing impaired or deaf. It is extra loud and bright when it flashes, alerting the user to a doorbell ringer, a text, or a call. It has a CentralAlert Cell Phone Ringer/Flasher, a Wireless Doorbell, Alerts to incoming phone calls and texts. As well, the Central Alert Mini Notification System has alerts to Skype and FaceTime calls and a loud ringer and bright flasher alerts. In addition, the product has a backup batte
This corded phone with big buttons and speakerphone is designed for the blind or visually impaired. This product has braille augmented keys with tactile numbers to make it easier to see or feel. Handset, receiver, volume control, (normal/high), large buttons, and visual ringer. Some of its features include 13 number memories, power failure protection, line powered, a hands free speakerphone, speaker volume control, ringer on/off switch. It is hearing aid compatible.
This Dazor magnifier is designed for the vision impaired. It has a highlighting effect on irregular surfaces. The clear crown-optical glass lens allows for clear and distortion-free viewing. The curve of the arm provides a total reach of 30 inches. Can be clamped on permanently to a horizontal surface.
The DeafBlind Communicator, also called DB Communicator or DBC, is a communication system for use by individuals who are deaf blind. The system consists of two separate portable components. The main unit is the DB BrailleNote, which is a BrailleNote mPower (available with either a Perkins Braille or QWERTY alphabetic keyboard and with either an 18-cell or 32-cell Braille display) installed with deafblind software. The companion unit is the DB-Phone which is a cell phone with a visual display and
Emergency Contact Data is a kit designed to help the deaf communicate in emergency situations. Each new member would be sent a free kit and a free mobile app. The free kit contains a credit card-sized photo ID card, 3 key chain tags, 2 cling-on Emergency Contact Data for their windshield/home, and 2 stick-on emergency decals for a mobile phone. If an individual has a cat or dog, the cat or dog may be added to the system. To prevent any identity theft, ECD does not ask for any sensitive informati
FaceToFace is a communication system designed for use by individuals who are deaf-blind. The system allows a user who is deaf-blind to communicate wirelessly with a sighted partner at a distance of up to 30 feet. The system includes software, a Hewlett Packard iPAQ Pocket PC with thumb keyboard, and a CompactFlash Bluetooth card. The software also can run on a PAC Mate notetaker (not included), available with either a 20-cell or 40-cell refreshable braille display. The deaf-blind party uses the
The Hearing Aid BW-265 is a body worn hearing aid with independent adjustable volume for each ear designed for hard of hearing individuals. The dual amplification design enables users to adjust the volume to each ear independently for both balance and special circumstances. The adjustable volume controls for each ear deliver clear and balanced sound. The audio input function makes it possible to connect the B80 with external audio devices. Features include two channels, individual-ear adjustment
This Hearing Aid BW-80 is a low-cost body worn hearing aid manufactured for use by deaf or hard of hearing individuals. It features a body worn design, connects with external audio devices, low noise and harmonic distortion signal Direction Analog, T-Coil, potentiometer Features Volume Control. Trimmers H+P+AU. Single headset.
The Hearing Aid HD-35-RIC is a receiver-in-canal hearing aid designed for individuals with hearing loss. With leaving the receiver inside the ear canal the wearer has a high-quality hearing experience. Features include middle power, low current consumption, and volume control. Battery door as ON-OFF switch, signal direction analog. Memory Switch included.
The Hearing Aid HD-424 is a behind the ear hearing aid designed for use by individuals who are deaf. Features include super power BTE, optimized DSP hearing aid, 2 channels WDRC multi memories amplifier, 12 bands frequency shaping. 10 bands layered noise reduction, low-level expansion, adaptive feedback cancellation AFC technology (advanced), widebrand MPO control, low battery warning, telecoil function, up to three programs, volume control, memory switch, telicoil function, H-Trimmer, L-Trimmer
Hearing Aid HD-48 is a behind the ear hearing aid suitable for a mild to severe hearing losses. This product is custom made, and is optimized DSP hearing aid. Features 2 channels WDRC multi memories amplifier, memory switch, 12 bands frequency shaping VC, noise reduction, feedback cancelation, memory switch, low battery warning, up to 4 listening programs.
The HD-USB-237-OF is a postauricular body worn hearing aid designed for users with mild to moderate hearing loss. It is rechargeable with Micro-USB interface. Features a universal MICRO-USB interface with a charge time of less than 2 hours for an average 20 hours of use-time. Also features intelligent charging chip circuit minimizes heat, multi-channel WDRC DSP, and adaptive directional microphone.
The Hearing Aid HD-USB-43 is a behind the ear hearing aid that is designed for hard of hearing individuals to communicate with others. The Hearing Aid HD-USB-43 features a universal MICRO-USB interface, allowing for 2 hours charge time for 16 hours of full operation. The charging chip circuit minimizes heat, making it green technology. Also features middle power BTE, 2 Channels WDRC multi memories amplifier, noise reduction, memory switch, rocker volume control, and volume and memory resume. Exc
HIMS Chat is a communicator program designed for use by that allows people with or without disabilities to communicate with individuals who are deaf blind using an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This application (or app) facilitates face-to-face communication between the deaf-blind person and another person via a Bluetooth connection between an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and a Braille Sense notetaker (Braille Sense U2, OnHand or U2 QWERTY) or a Braille EDGE 40 braille display and keyboard (s
The HumanWare Communicator is a multilingual face-to-face conversation app designed to help deaf-blind individuals communicate on an everyday basis. This app is intended to establish a text conversation between a deaf-blind person and a sighted person. All interaction appears both on the deaf-blind person’s refreshable Braille display, as well as visually on the screen of the iOS device.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Communication device for blind and deaf-blind individuals. Porta Braille is an interactive Braille computer terminal with a 20 cell refreshable Braille display, Braillewriter Keyboard and up to 256K of memory. Pocket Braille is a less expensive note taking and writing system and can be used as a paperless Braille writer. Contents of its memory can be transmitted to a host computer and edited there. The instruction manual contains complete information f
The Memory Picture Phone - Amplified is a 10-photo picture phone with amplification designed for individuals with Dementia. The user selects a photo and then presses the photo to call. One-touch Emergency button is also available. Features include:
The Midland Weather Radio with Silent Transmitter is an around-the-clock radio, in real time, that is designed for use by individuals who are deaf or have a hearing impairment, or those who have hearing loss. A Silent Call 318MHz transmitter is also included and works with any Silent Call Original Series receiver up to 100 feet away. This Silent Call Transmitter uses Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology and has 7 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) channels. Is Public
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a communication device that allows individuals who are deaf and blind who use Lorm, a tactile signing language, communicate with each other via mobile technology. The prototype called, Mobile Lorm Glove, relies on Lorm. The bottom side of the glove has pressure sensors which translate Lorm into visual or audible forms of communication, such as text messages or speech over a mobile phone. The glove allows its wearer to receive text messag
The Neckloop for Pocketalker® Ultra 18 Inch Cord is an extra cord that goes to the Pocketalker® Ultra designed for hard of hearing individuals. Neckloops work with the t-switch or telephone switch on the wearer's hearing aid to couple sound from an assistive listening device into their hearing aid. It can be used with a personal amplifier or FM system, with a stereo, TV, personal stereo or computer.
The Pocketalker® Ultra with Lightweight Headphones is a listening device for those individuals who are hard of hearing designed to make social interaction more enjoyable. Williams Sound® Pocketalker® amplifies sounds closest to the user while reducing background noise. The Pocketalker® features a lightweight, ergonomic design with high-quality capabilities including separate tone and volume controls. This system includes two AAA batteries for 99 hours of use, amplifier, plug mount microphone, TV
The Q-Link Bluetooth Transmitter is a personal listening device adapter designed for hard of hearing individuals to allow them to link a variety of sound emitting devices including the Quattro Neckloop/Headset system, the ClearBlue Speaker. It can also be an additional transmitter for the ClearBlue TV Listening System. Full functionality while charging.
SARA® is a scanning and reading appliance for people who are blind or have low vision to allow them to hear or see what they want to read without the need for sighted assistance. Features include a scan/record key, a left double arrow, a play/pause key, a select key, a top arrow, a left arrow, a right double arrow, a down arrow, a right arrow, a menu button, and a help key. The device has a power button, a volume rocker, a function keys, a voice rate rocker, and a headset jack. Can be used to op
The Screen Braille Communicator is a communication device designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind. This small, lightweight communicator enables the user to communicate with sighted people who may not know Braille by way of a Braille keyboard. One side of the communicator has a Braille keyboard and a refreshable Braille display, while the other side has an alphabetic keyboard and a visual display. POWER: Uses rechargeable batteries.
Sero (formerly iBlink Radio) is an application for visually impaired or partially sighted users to use with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Features radio stations, podcasts, and reading services of special interest to blind and visually impaired users, as well as their family, friends, and caregivers and those wanting to know what life if like without eyesight.
The Silent Servant Welcome Kit B2 (SS-KIT-B2) is equipment designed for user who are deaf-blind or hard of hearing can stay safely and independently in a hotel room. In it there is equipment for door knock and doorbell notification, a tactile and visual alarm, telephone amplification, and telephone text messages.
The Sony ICDPX333 Digital Voice Recorder is a recorder designed for the hearing impaired and for those with blind or low vision and individuals with memory problems to allow them to playback lectures and conversations they don't want to forget or didn't hear correctly. Features include 4GB flash memory for storing up to 1,073 hours of audio, a track-mark function for simple recall of important moments. The noise-cut mode plays back speech clearly. Activates the recorder only when audible sound i
The Super Loud In-Line Amplifier is for use by individuals who are hard of hearing. This amplifier connects to standard corded phones, and amplifies incoming voices up to 40 decibels and maximizes amplification while blocking out feedback and background noise. Tone selector amplifies specific frequencies for optimum speech clarity and distinction between similar sounding words. It is compatible with most home and office telephones. Connects easily between handset and phone base, compact and port
Tellatouch, model 22-0501-1, is a manual braille writer and refreshable braille display designed for use in communication with individuals who are deaf blind. This communication device for the deaf blind has a keyboard with four rows of keys, and a braille display. The top three rows of the keyboard have keys for the alphabet, and the fourth row has the keys of a standard braille keyboard. To receive messages, the deaf blind user places a hand over the braille display. A sighted individual can c
The BuzzClip is a small and discreet wearable device for people that are blind or partially sighted to be used to prevent them from bumping into hazardous obstacles to increase independent orientation and mobility. The device uses ultrasound to detect obstacles that may lie directly in the user's path. It then notifies the user of these obstacles through intuitive vibrations, allowing the user to safely navigate around any objects that they may encounter. The BuzzClip offers essential head level
Toolkit is a software program that is designed to help the speech-impaired communicate with others. Unlike most software programs for the speech-impaired which ignore the fact that persons with speech-impairment still have a voice, this software program records the individual’s voice and deciphers the user’s words or translates the user’s pronunciation into understandable speech. It then may be played back on a smartphone or a tablet. This program is still being tested in Israel and Europe. Its
The Travel Shaker Alarm Clock (by Sonic Alert) is an alarm clock design for persons who are hard of hearing or for the hearing impaired, as well as deaf blind individuals. Comes with a pillow strap with clasp and protective travel case. Travel Shaker Portable Travel Alarm Clock shakes you awake with its bed shaker and a loud, pulsating alarm. The Travel Shaker Alarm has a .75 inch display, a four-minute snooze setting, travel case, and pillow clasp.
This Midland Weather Alert Radio with Silent Call Light and Bed Shaker is designed for those with hearing impairments and also for the blind and or deaf. The flashing strobe light and the bed shaker are included. It gives alerts,both visual and audible to hazardous weather conditions at all times. It uses Specific Alert Message Encoding (SAME) technology. Has 7 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) channels. Public Alert certified. Selectable warning system. Voice, siren, and tone