iCommunicator Helps Bridge the GapBy Melmed, Eden; AT Messenger , Vol. 13, No. 3, p. 8
Publication Date: Summer 2005
Article discusses iCommunicator software from Interactive Solutions, Incorporated, which was created to facilitate two-way communication between the hearing world and a person who is deaf or hard of hearing by converting speech to text and video sign language. The speaker creates a voice profile, and transmits to the end user’s computer. The software then translates the speech into three different formats: text, video sign language, and computer generated speech. The use of multiple formats provides the user with a variety of access methods to audio information. The computer-generated speech can be amplified or transmitted to a personal assistive hearing device, while all files can be saved for future reference. The iCommunicator program is used in K-12 education, post-secondary institutions, governments, and public access sites.
Assistive Products Discussed: ICOMMUNICATOR
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (Web Site: http://www.dati.org )
Link to text: http://www.dati.org/newsletter/issues/2005n3/summer_2005.pdf