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Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Thanks so much Cherie. That's useful information.
Sara Oser


Captioning question #Captioning

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

I received this question from a group setting up a virtual platform to offer courses:

 I would love to ask your opinion about our online platform development. 
 
We are about to implement captioning and the developers have given us two options:
‘Real-time’ captions, which show each word as it’s spoken, or
‘Final version’ captions, which compose a phrase or sentence after the person pauses. It’s more accurate apparently. 
 
What would you recommend? 

Thank you,
Sara Oser


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

John Woodgate
 

Portable loop systems are quite a powerful advertisement for hearing loops, since they can be demonstrated at very little cost.  Contacta have made a rather #overkill' example: I understand that it is about USD1000. while the manufacturing cost structure of electronic equipment these days is very strange (the electronic parts cost far less than the plastic box they come in), it would be quite easy to make a similar but slightly simpler system for a significantly lower end-user price.

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On 2022-08-04 19:51, Cheri Perazzoli WA wrote:

Hi Sara, 
In Washington state, we are very fortunate to have a hearing loop program through our state ODHH office. 
Assistive Communication Technology (ACT) Program | DSHS (wa.gov)

Washington state residents can request the Contacta portable loop system to be set up for meetings. 
PortableRoomLoopKit_productsheet-1.pdf (contactainc.com)


From the ODHH website:
We also have a Portable Room Loop Kit that can be installed in smaller meetings or conferences to provide people with a hearing loss that wear hearing aids or cochlear implants with a t-coil switch to amplify audio sounds in the room for better hearing.  Individuals who do not wear hearing aids and have a medium to mild hearing loss can wear headphones with a receiver and receive good audio amplification.  

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Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Cheri Perazzoli WA
 

Hi Sara, 
In Washington state, we are very fortunate to have a hearing loop program through our state ODHH office. 
Assistive Communication Technology (ACT) Program | DSHS (wa.gov)

Washington state residents can request the Contacta portable loop system to be set up for meetings. 
PortableRoomLoopKit_productsheet-1.pdf (contactainc.com)


From the ODHH website:
We also have a Portable Room Loop Kit that can be installed in smaller meetings or conferences to provide people with a hearing loss that wear hearing aids or cochlear implants with a t-coil switch to amplify audio sounds in the room for better hearing.  Individuals who do not wear hearing aids and have a medium to mild hearing loss can wear headphones with a receiver and receive good audio amplification.  

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Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Hi Peggy,
Thanks so much for that suggestion. I didn't know about the Univox CLS-1. Sounds like a good and economical solution for looping a room.
Sara Oser


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Peggy Bell, FL
 

The Univox CLS-1 kit includes a loop driver that will work with 100’ of copper looping coil that can be temporarily ‘installed” on top of carpet or other flooring. The entire kit plus a few loop listeners retails for under $1k.

Beauty of the CLS-1 is that you can output the audio to two loops - the room loop and another looped item - seat cushion or floor mat. I’ve set this system up in less than 30 minutes in a variety of spaces…call or text if you have any questions. 516-697-0067.

Peggy Bell
Audio Directions


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Hi Stephen,
Thanks for the input. I'm processing all the information and thinking of the best way to present it.
Sara Oser


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Hi Debbe,
Nice meeting you in person at the convention, and equally nice meeting your friends.  Thanks for the input. I'm collecting everyone's information.

Sara Oser


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Hi Julie,
Thank you for your input.  It's very helpful. 
Sara Oser


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Hi Arlene,
Thank you for your input. It's very helpful.
Sara Oser


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Stephen O. Frazier
 

Sara -  Here would be some options for a portable system.
 
1.  A hearing loop using a small driver like the Oval Window Microloop III and a half dozen loop receivers with earphones would be one solution.  It's not really all that difficult to temporarily loop a 100 square foot area once taught how to do so.  Our local HLAA chapter did this for years until they found a "home" where they could permanently install the loop and I've used a similar system to do presentations in rooms without a good ALS.  This would have a learning curve while users became familiar with loop/telecoil technology .
 
2.  Simpler to understand and to use would be something like this Williams Sound set of equipment.  If should include both earphones and possibly 4 or 5 neckloops for telecoil users.  ListenTech sells similar kits but I believe their kit includes a single ear device rather than earphones which is not adequate in my opinion. 
 
3.  A less expensive option would be this 4 person ALS.  It is a "single ear" system which would not be as  good a earphones but I believe the latter could be added and used just like the neckloops.
 
 
 
Stephen O. Frazier, Hearing Loss Support Specialist
 
   
                 
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org" <saraoser=aol.com@...>
To: HLAATech@...
Subject: [HLAATech] Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 18:05:29 -0700

Does anyone know about portable TDD devices?  We have received a request from the county asking which TDD devices are best and where to purchase them. The event is for 15-30 mostly senior citizens in the audience and a microphone being used in the front.  They want to use the devices for other events also.  Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAA North Bay President
415-710-7281


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Debbe Hagner, FL
 

I just donated two TDD to deaf service on Monday. I don’t know what they did with them.

Debbe


On Aug 2, 2022, at 10:03 PM, Julie Olson HLAA in Wisconsin/Appleton <julieo@...> wrote:



I think you mean ALDs (Assistive Listening Devices). TDD is a telephone device for the deaf.  Hearing loops are wonderful for people who have telecoil equipped hearing aids. For those who don’t have that feature, receivers can be made available.

 

FM and Infrared systems can also work in group settings. Both of those technologies require the use of receivers that have to be charged by the venue. People with telecoil equipped hearing aids will want neckloops to use with the receivers, while others can use basic earphones or ear buds.  There is a cost consideration here for those add on headsets. Also, those receivers have to be maintained and charged regularly.

 

We promote telecoils in hearing aids because loops work so well. No receivers needed. Think on this a bit. Ear phones or ear buds mean removing the hearing aids people pay thousands of dollars for. They are also unsanitary if passed around among users. Hearing loop receivers also require these standard devices.

 

I encourage venues and groups that want to provide communication access to look into hearing loops first. It’s one of those ‘build it and they will come’ things. Once people find out they can use their personal hearing aids to pick up the sound from the microphone, they will be elated.  It doesn’t just happen. It takes some education.

 

Good luck on this.

 

From: HLAATech@... <HLAATech@...> On Behalf Of Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:05 PM
To: HLAATech@...
Subject: [HLAATech] Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

 

Does anyone know about portable TDD devices?  We have received a request from the county asking which TDD devices are best and where to purchase them. The event is for 15-30 mostly senior citizens in the audience and a microphone being used in the front.  They want to use the devices for other events also.  Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAA North Bay President
415-710-7281


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Julie Olson HLAA in Wisconsin/Appleton
 

I think you mean ALDs (Assistive Listening Devices). TDD is a telephone device for the deaf.  Hearing loops are wonderful for people who have telecoil equipped hearing aids. For those who don’t have that feature, receivers can be made available.

 

FM and Infrared systems can also work in group settings. Both of those technologies require the use of receivers that have to be charged by the venue. People with telecoil equipped hearing aids will want neckloops to use with the receivers, while others can use basic earphones or ear buds.  There is a cost consideration here for those add on headsets. Also, those receivers have to be maintained and charged regularly.

 

We promote telecoils in hearing aids because loops work so well. No receivers needed. Think on this a bit. Ear phones or ear buds mean removing the hearing aids people pay thousands of dollars for. They are also unsanitary if passed around among users. Hearing loop receivers also require these standard devices.

 

I encourage venues and groups that want to provide communication access to look into hearing loops first. It’s one of those ‘build it and they will come’ things. Once people find out they can use their personal hearing aids to pick up the sound from the microphone, they will be elated.  It doesn’t just happen. It takes some education.

 

Good luck on this.

 

From: HLAATech@... <HLAATech@...> On Behalf Of Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:05 PM
To: HLAATech@...
Subject: [HLAATech] Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

 

Does anyone know about portable TDD devices?  We have received a request from the county asking which TDD devices are best and where to purchase them. The event is for 15-30 mostly senior citizens in the audience and a microphone being used in the front.  They want to use the devices for other events also.  Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAA North Bay President
415-710-7281


Re: Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Arlene Romoff, NJ
 

They don't mean TDD - which is Telecommunication Device for the Deaf, which is a typing telephone, which is also known as a TTY (for teletypewriter.) Those are typing telephones and have mostly been replaced by captioned telephones like CapTel or CaptionCall.

What they're asking about are Assistive Listening Devices or Assistive Listening Systems.
And there are options for that - depending on the usage, location, audience. 
Ideally, they should loop the space, and offer receivers to people who don't have t-coils in their hearing aids or CIs, or don't have hearing aids or CIs. And the ones that do can just walk in and switch their settings to the t-coil.
Other options are portable FM systems.
I'll let some others chime in on various other options.

Arlene Romoff
Past President, HLAA-NJ


-----Original Message-----
From: Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <saraoser=aol.com@...>
To: HLAATech@...
Sent: Tue, Aug 2, 2022 9:05 pm
Subject: [HLAATech] Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Does anyone know about portable TDD devices?  We have received a request from the county asking which TDD devices are best and where to purchase them. The event is for 15-30 mostly senior citizens in the audience and a microphone being used in the front.  They want to use the devices for other events also.  Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAA North Bay President
415-710-7281


Portable Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Does anyone know about portable TDD devices?  We have received a request from the county asking which TDD devices are best and where to purchase them. The event is for 15-30 mostly senior citizens in the audience and a microphone being used in the front.  They want to use the devices for other events also.  Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAA North Bay President
415-710-7281


Re: Health Care and the ADA - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

j s
 

Ann,
The only thing prevented me from completing my registration for today's webinar was my zip code.  I just
don't understand why as my information is as accurate as it can be.
Any chance of sharing this on the HLAA site?
Thank you.
Janet






On Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 11:24:25 AM EDT, Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador <athomas@...> wrote:





ADA National Network Webinar Series: Health Care and the ADA - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
https://mailchi.mp/adapacific/announcing-a-new-webinar-series-healthcare-and-the-ada-inclusion-of-persons-with-disabilities-1379252?e=301d5feff7
July 28, 2022

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30 pm, CT: 1.30 pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30 am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30 am during mainland Daylight Savings Time.

Registration: Free on-line at http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/registration.php

Registration closes at midnight, July 27, 2022.

All webinars offer captioning. Requests for sign language interpreters must be made the Monday before the webinar to support@....


Health Care and the ADA - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 

ADA National Network Webinar Series: Health Care and the ADA - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
https://mailchi.mp/adapacific/announcing-a-new-webinar-series-healthcare-and-the-ada-inclusion-of-persons-with-disabilities-1379252?e=301d5feff7

July 28, 2022

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30 pm, CT: 1.30 pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30 am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30 am during mainland Daylight Savings Time.

Registration: Free on-line at http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/registration.php

Registration closes at midnight, July 27, 2022.

All webinars offer captioning. Requests for sign language interpreters must be made the Monday before the webinar to support@....


Re: Zoom webinar - Hardware solutions for your hybrid meetings #zoom #hybrid meetings #zoom #hybrid

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Zoom hosted the webinar, and I didn’t find much related to us. It focused on the business world.

This link takes you to the page that contains the webinar recording in their on-demand library.
They will ask you to fill out a registration form before viewing the recording. 

--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom webinar - Hardware solutions for your hybrid meetings #zoom #hybrid meetings #zoom #hybrid

David A Bitters Sr
 

Me too, would like to see this recording.  I just saw this.  Thank you. 

Have a great day.   

On May 24, 2022, at 4:59 PM, Denise Korman via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <denisekorman=yahoo.com@...> wrote:

Hi Alan,
Would you please send me a link to this webinar? I couldn't make the meeting.
Thank you,
Denise Scheppe


On Wed, May 18, 2022 at 12:04 AM, Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
<akatsura@...> wrote:
From Zoom:
 
Being ready for remote and hybrid working arrangements means having tools that support your teams, making collaborating across home offices and shared conference rooms. Join us as Zooms Solutions Architect, JayJay Kim takes a deep dive into hardware recommendations for hybrid meetings and sees how these solutions can be put to use across work environments.
 
Can't attend? Register anyway and we will send you a link to the recording.
 
From Alan: 
This may be oriented more to the business than our meeting environment.
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom webinar - Hardware solutions for your hybrid meetings #zoom #hybrid meetings #zoom #hybrid

Denise Korman
 

Hi Alan,
Would you please send me a link to this webinar? I couldn't make the meeting.
Thank you,
Denise Scheppe


On Wed, May 18, 2022 at 12:04 AM, Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
<akatsura@...> wrote:
From Zoom:
 
Being ready for remote and hybrid working arrangements means having tools that support your teams, making collaborating across home offices and shared conference rooms. Join us as Zooms Solutions Architect, JayJay Kim takes a deep dive into hardware recommendations for hybrid meetings and sees how these solutions can be put to use across work environments.
 
Can't attend? Register anyway and we will send you a link to the recording.
 
From Alan: 
This may be oriented more to the business than our meeting environment.
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group

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