silent call medallion cell phone transmitter

Medallion Cell Phone Transmitter

Individuals with hearing impairments might not be able to hear their cell phone ringing.  The Medallion Cell Phone Transmitter from Silent Call Communications is a great accessory so you never miss a call again! Here’s more about the company: “Established in 1985 and headquartered in Waterford, Michigan, the Silent Call family includes men and women […]

flare calmer device

Flare Calmer – Small device to help reduce stress, increase audio

Over the last ten years, Davies Roberts has been developing loudspeakers, headphones, earphones, and even ear protectors.  More recently, his company, Flare, released Flare Calmer. Flare Calmer is made from silicone and easily pops in your ear.  It is worn in addition to headphones to increase the quality of sound.  Additionally, it also lowers the […]

HeardThat App

In addition to a smartphone’s built-in accessibility features, apps are a great way to increase your device’s accessibility.  HeardThat is a new app available for individuals with hearing impairments. Noisy environments can be daunting for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss.  According to its website, HeardThat is a “game-changing” hearing assistive smartphone app that […]

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4 Accessibility Apps from Shravan

Oswald Labs is an award-winning accessibility technology company. Their mission is to “build new technologies that help people grow, and do it in a manner that promotes accessibility and equality.” Their research project, coined Shravan, offers four accessibility apps for individuals with different special needs. Shravan is a research project that works specifically on making smartphones accessible. […]

iOS 14 accessibility features

Apple iOS 14 Changes the Game for Accessibility

This month, Apple released one of its biggest iOS updates yet — iOS 14. “Fortunately, this new version of the iOS operating system is beneficial for people of all levels of ability,” said Brian Norton, director of assistive technology at Easterseals Crossroads. “What’s convenient to some is vital to others, and Apple clearly understands that […]

Suno App – Be My Ears

Apple offers an app designed to help the special needs community with their communication needs. An app called Suno allows the deaf-blind to communicate with those around them using an Apple Watch. The deaf-blind can use the Apple Watch to communicate through touch. Type out Morse code on the watch using gestures (one tap for […]