Communication Access Solutions Using the iCommunicatorBy Rosenberg, Gail Gegg, MS, CCC-A; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Article focuses on the iCommunicator from Interactive Solutions, Incorporated as a communication access solution. The device is a fully integrated system that operates on a laptop computer, while it presents information in the form of real-time speech to text, speech to sign language, and speech to computer-generated voice for people with special communication needs. Simple options are included that allow the user to receive a clear speech signal by combining his or her personal amplification device with the system. The author contends that the device was not created to replace sign language interpreters, but to provide people with disabilities with a sense of self-advocacy and independence. A summary of user needs that the iCommunicator can help to meet is presented in table format. This paper was presented at the 2002 California State University at Northridge Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference.
Assistive Products Discussed: ICOMMUNICATOR
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/119.htm