Going to see a movie is a great way to spend an evening with friends, family, or a date. The cushioned seats, dark surroundings, smell of popcorn, and in-your-face large movie screen have a way of capturing your undivided attention and exciting the senses. Theaters across the nation have continually improved conditions to try and […]
The UbiDuo is an ideal communication device for people with hearing impairment. It’s portable, runs on batteries, and allows for uncomplicated conversation between two to four people. Let’s take a closer look at how this piece of assistive technology operates.
After reading and blogging about the Automatic Captions that have recently become available for YouTube videos, we were eager to try them ourselves. It turned out to be a little more work than we expected, but the end results were very satisfying. One of the biggest problems we encountered was that we found less information […]
Assistive technology comes in many shapes and sizes. It can be high tech computer software, or very low tech tools, such as a magnifying glass. These items are not restricted to any one group; all kinds of people can gain independence from using assistive technology. There are technologies that can help with hearing loss, mobility […]
Google Video and YouTube were first equipped with captions and subtitles back in September of 2006. Although this was a big leap toward accessibility, there were still many flaws to be sorted out. On November 19, Google’s official blog revealed that they now offer automatic captions, or auto-caps. Google implements a technology called automatic speech recognition […]
Netflix, Starz, and Blockbuster On Demand all offer movies and TV episodes that you can “watch instantly” by hooking your television up to the internet using a specified device. While these companies have made movies more accessible to a larger audience, none of them currently provide Closed Captioning for the hearing impaired on their streaming […]