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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Mar 22, 2013

95-03-22-13 - Smart phones to communicate with the Deaf in a pinch

Show Notes  

Hi folks. Welcome to “Accessibility Minute”, your weekly look at Assisitive Technology—those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.

Many times people who are Deaf and typically use American Sign Language to communicate find themselves in situations with non-ASL users and unable to effectively communicate.  In the past, this situation typically required both parties to pass a pen and notepad back and forth to communicate.  Now with  smart phones everywhere, that classic method of passing notes is often modernized by passing a smart phone back and forth and the hearing and Deaf person typing notes to one another.  In a pinch, it's a surprisingly effective method of communication.  Check our show notes for a handy app that makes that process even easier. 

For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit That was your accessibility minute for this week. I’m Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.

Big Note Lite for iPhone on the iTunes App Store