Interpretype Deaf Communication

Interpretype®, also known as an ITY™, is an interactive communication system that provides a means of communicating without using speech. Simply type messages back and forth with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or non-verbal for a user-freindly, deaf-friendly alternative to sign language. Interpretype consists of a pre-programmed laptop style computer device which has […]


The Braillephone is a portable braille telephone device designed for people who are Deaf Blind. This device can be used like a telephone or for face-to-face communication between a person who is Deaf Blind and another person using a telecommunications device for the Deaf (TDD) or deaf relay service. It’s designed to enable those who […]

Pocket Sign Language Translator

This assistive technology device can be used for people who may be new to using American Sign Language. The Pocket Sign Language Translator is a device that translates text into video that demonstrates what the sign is. It’s a handheld video translator for people who are interested in learning Sign Language or improving their signing vocabulary. […]

iPad App to Teach Children ASL

The Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning at Gallaudet University created a series of iPad storybook apps for deaf children. The series is designed to help children with difficulty hearing learn how to read American Sign Language and English. The first book in the series of three is called The Baobab. It’s about a curious […]

4 Apps for Captioning Movies

Captionfish Captionfish is the Internet’s leading captioned movies search engine that shares information about open captioned and descriptively narrated movies showings in the United States. Captionfish also features streaming captioned trailers that allow deaf and  people with hearing impairments to enjoy the very same previews of current and upcoming movies as their hearing counterparts. Last […]

See and hear: CapTel phones let you see what you can’t hear

Ideal for those who are hard of hearing or deaf, CapTel phones caption what the caller is saying. The phones work just like any other phone, only they have a display attached to them that reads what the caller says. CapTel phone users can listen to the caller, and can also read the written captions […]