The Magic of AT & Realities of IT for Persons who are DHH, Thompson

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Vicki Thompson AzTEDP Program Planner [email protected]

1-866-223-3412 602-542-3365 v/tty Sean Furman Deaf Specialist [email protected]

602-888-0720 VP

Assistive Technology for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing: The Magic of AT and the Realities of IT for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing…

Technology for Deaf Users Utilizing American Sign Language

Hardware

VideoPhone (nTouch, Smart VP, etc) iPad Laptop Smart Phones Amplified Phone Captioned Phone

Software

Purple, Sorenson, Z VRS, Convo, Skype, FaceTime, and many more….

Video Relay Service vs. Video Remote Interpreting All can be used for VRS and/or VRI Requires hardware device to use the software Not provided by VRS companies

Software

Purple, Sorenson, Z VRS, Convo, Skype, FaceTime, and many more….

Video Relay Service vs. Video Remote Interpreting All can be used for VRS and/or VRI Requires hardware device to use the software Not provided by VRS companies

Hardware VideoPhone used for VRS and VRI

Broadband Internet Dedicated line?

Not connectable with Wifi Need Modem / Router / Cable At least 1 to 10 megabyte per sec (mbps)

Using VideoPhone via mobile device

Can connect to Wifi Uses VRS software Video Conferencing Software 4G capabilitiy LTE (Long Term Evolution) 3 bars or higher for signal strength

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App City Life Chrome Free WiFi Finder Notebook Free Skype Convo Mobile Sorenson VRS Sorenson nTouch Z Mobile

Technology for Hard of Hearing Users

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Challenges of Telephone Use

• For many people with a hearing loss, understanding speech over a telephone may be difficult due to – Lack of visual cues – Difficulty coupling to a hearing aid or cochlear implant – Feedback – Insufficient volume – Rapid speakers – Hearing out of only one ear on the phone – Noise in the environment – Phone compatibility – EM interference when using the telecoil

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Amplified Induction Neckloop

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T-Coil

? (AKA: Telecoils, T-Switches) – Perhaps you’re not sure.

If you are not sure if your hearing aids have a

MANUAL T-Coil setting

installed for a nominal fee. , please check with your Hearing Health Professional. Many times, they can be

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Hardwired Listening System as Phone Amplifier

• Comfort Audio Duett New Personal Listener Telephone Kit

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Assistive Technology for the Hard of Hearing

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Telecommunication Devices

There are a variety of hearing assistive devices for the phone For people who understand fairly well on the phone but just need more volume, auditory devices will help ◦ Amplified telephones ◦ Cordless amplified phones ◦ In-line amplifiers ◦ Amplified headsets For people who hear but have difficulty understanding speech on the phone, non-auditory devices can provide captions to supplement hearing ◦ Captioned phones and services

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In-line amplifiers

 Connects between the base of the phone and the handset of the phone  Telephone’s signal processing must occur prior to the amplification provided by the auxiliary amplifier  Will NOT work with cordless or phones with the dial pad in the handset of the phone

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Strap-on amplifiers

• Advantages: – Very portable – Will work with any phone including cordless phones • Disadvantages – Have to place and remove with each phone call – Only battery operated

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•Corded vs. cordless • Usually for residential use only •Degree of amplification varies • 20-55 dB •Features vary among products • Adjustable volume and/or tone • Adjustable ringer loudness/pitch • Audio output to connect neckloop • Visual signal indicators • Call waiting • Caller ID • Memory dial buttons • Built-in answering machine • Speakerphone • Bluetooth-enabled

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ACDHH has Free Telephones, TTY’s, Alerting Devices & Speech Devices

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Application for AzTEDP

 Application form signed by professional   Conditions of Acceptance Proof of AZ residency – Driver’s license, etc.

 Proof of legal US residency and identity (2009)  Proof of name change

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consumer that applies to  Citizenship form  (CapTel Supplement if chosen)

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Phone Communication Tips

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Do not have anything in your mouth Speak clearly, at a moderate pace Do not use your speakerphone Turn off any background sounds If the person does not understand you, rephrase the sentence Inform the listener when changing the subject Check for understanding of vital facts (do not use yes/no questions, but instead ask content-context questions) If they have trouble hearing, suggest our free phone program

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What is Bluetooth?

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Why is it called Bluetooth?

◦ Named after the 10th Century Danish Viking king, Harald Blåtand known for his unification of warring tribes from Denmark including Skåne (present day Sweden) Blåtand translated into English means “Bluetooth” Selected by Bluetooth developers originally as a code name for the project but it stuck as the official name Like its namesake, Bluetooth is intended to unify the many electronic devices marketed by the telecommunication and computing industries BT symbol verifies device is BT-enabled

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Bluetooth Communication

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Bluetooth hub

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When All This Isn’t Enough

• Captioned options • If a captioned method is really, truly an option to explore…..

• Does the person have internet in their home?

• If so, we refer them to the FEDERAL program. 840i (internet) • If NOT……..here is the reality………with the AzTEDP landline only unit. (840)

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AzTEDP provides the 840

Captions will only show up on incoming calls where the caller honors this method.

Good LUCK getting people to do that. Most calls will NOT be captioned due to this extra step.

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• Offered free with certifying professional signature.

• Captioning delay • No answering machine • Captions on 100% of calls • Requires internet and landline phone service.

• AzTEDP can demonstrate it.

• AzTEDP does NOT provide it.

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• 840i is offered free by with certifying professional signature.

• Captioning d-e-l-a-y • Has answering machine • Captions on 100% of calls • Requires internet and landline phone service.

• AzTEDP can demonstrate it.

• AzTEDP does NOT provide it.

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Clarity Ensemble

• Purchase required • Captioning delay • Has answering machine • Captions on 100% of calls • Requires internet and landline phone service.

• AzTEDP can demonstrate it.

• AzTEDP does NOT provide it.

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A word of caution about captioned phones

• It is time to stop saying “huh”, “what” and “could you repeat that”.

Instead:

• “Just a moment while I read what you are saying. Your patience is appreciated.” • “Hang on a minute while I read what you are saying on my special phone.” • “I can’t listen as fast as you talk, so I read what you say on my captioned phone. Bear with me, it will take a moment for me to respond.”

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Mobile Captioned Telephone

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ooVoo Skype Voice Dream Hamilton Captel Wireless Captel by Sprint ClearCaptions Convo Video Relay Service Purple P3 Mobile Video Relay Service Sorenson nTouch Video Relay Service ZVRS/Z5 Mobile Video Relay Service Active Print Lite Airwatch Agent m.

included in TeltexCare) App City Life Chrome Free WiFi Finder Notebook Free Convo Mobile Sorenson ntouch Z Mobile Sorenson Video Relay Service

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Thank You!

Questions?????

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Vicki Thompson AzTEDP Program Planner [email protected]

1-866-223-3412 602-542-3365 v/tty Sean Furman Deaf Specialist [email protected]

602-888-0720 VP

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16 th Annual Assistive Technology Summer Institute; July 20 - 22, 2014