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10-Minute Online Survey on Home Alerting Devices for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

September 22, 2016 in Community News, Emergency Preparedness, Research


The Technology Access Program (TAP) at Gallaudet University is conducting a brief online survey to learn about the types of alerting devices deaf and hard of hearing people might prefer to notify them to common sounds around the home (doorbell ringing, videophone call, baby crying, etc.), and emergency alerts (fire alarms, emergency weather alerts, etc.). Your responses to this short survey will help us in the development of better notification options for these common sounds and emergency alerts.

To take this survey you must be 18 years or older.

The Gallaudet Institutional Review Board has approved this study. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Christian Vogler Christian.vogler@gallaudet.edu or Paula Tucker paula.tucker@gallaudet.edu.

Please click http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2997929/Home-alerting-devices-Internet-Version to begin the survey.

The survey will close on October 31, 2016.

Needed: TTY users or family/friends of TTY users

June 15, 2015 in Community News, Research, Technology



The Technology Access Program (TAP) at Gallaudet University is looking for individuals to participate in a study that will allow TTY users to communicate with friends and family members who do not use TTYs.  The study will last for up to 8 weeks, with participants making at least one call per week.

Participants who do not have TTYs will be given software to use to call their friends and family members who have TTYs, and each other.  Participants will be instructed how to use the software, and will be contacted periodically by TAP staff to answer any questions you may have.  At the end of the study, you will be interviewed about your experiences by TAP staff.

If you are interested in participating, or have questions about the study, please contact Paula Tucker by email at paula.tucker@gallaudet.edu, or by phone (voice or TTY) at 202-651-5049. To call using VP, contact Christian Vogler at 202-250-2795.


AT&T Updates Text Accessiblity Plans

November 8, 2012 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness, Technology

AT&T Updates Text Accessibility Plans

Information provided by AT&T 11/8/2012

AT&T customers who are deaf and hard of hearing and have a qualifying Data Pro Text Accessibility Plan (TAP) will now be able to use FaceTime over AT&T’s 4G network. Both new and existing customers with Data Pro TAP plans who want to enable this feature should contact the National Center for Customers with Disabilities at 1-866-241-6568 (Voice) or 1-866-241-6567 (TTY).

Customers who prefer to use FaceTime exclusively over WiFi do not need to contact the National Center for Customers with Disabilities. New customers who would like to subscribe to a TAP plan must provide proof of hearing loss.   Read more . . . →