Adaptive Technology for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Assistive Listening Devices

Description: Personal FM assistive listening devices; Conference Mate assistive listening device for small groups; room FM assistive listening devices for large rooms (e.g. theaters) using sound systems, plus a portable sound system for large rooms not already wired for sound
Brand Name: Comtek; Williams Sound
Location on Campus: Contact DRC for information

Distance Education Technology

Description: Technology used to make online videostreams fully accessible by providing interpreters and captions.
Location on Campus: Contact DRC for information


Description: Portable low level spot-light for use with interpreters in darkened rooms
Location on Campus: DRC


Description: Equipment that can add captions to videos; also television that has closed captioning capabilities for student use
Location on Campus: DRC (equipment for staff use); Library Lab (TV)


Description: Information and demonstration of assistive listening devices and phone amplification
Location on Campus: Audiology

Residence Hall alert devices

Description: Numerous rooms are wired for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing (smoke/fire alarms, door knock/light flashers)
Location on Campus: Residence Hall


Description: Electronic speller that provides words and definitions; spelling dictionary also available which is an alphabetical list of words
Brand Name: Franklin Dictionary and Thesaurus
Location on Campus: DRC (available to check out)

Links to other Adaptive Technology pages

Introduction to Adaptive Technology
Adaptive Technology for Students Who are Blind or have Low Vision
Adaptive Technology for Students With Learning Disabilities
Adaptive Technology for Students Who have Mobility Disabilities

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