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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


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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. 

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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.
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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


Re: Webinar on May 24 at 1 PM EST: The Hearing Loss Community Experience in Public Venues #HearingAids #help

Mary Jarrett
 

Will this be recorded if we cannot attend? I hate miss it. 


On May 23, 2022, at 2:00 PM, Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD <jsterkens@...> wrote:


If you live with hearing loss, use hearing aids or cochlear implants and have experienced assistive technology in the real world - do join this free webinar, to share your preferences with audio professionals and your opinion of the state of assistive technology in public venues on Tuesday May 24 at 1 PM EST. To register see: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7_CSxXgjSK6gmVV83hR-eg
 


Webinar on May 24 at 1 PM EST: The Hearing Loss Community Experience in Public Venues #HearingAids #help

 

If you live with hearing loss, use hearing aids or cochlear implants and have experienced assistive technology in the real world - do join this free webinar, to share your preferences with audio professionals and your opinion of the state of assistive technology in public venues on Tuesday May 24 at 1 PM EST. To register see: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7_CSxXgjSK6gmVV83hR-eg
 


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

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

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: Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Tom Logue
 

Thank you, Alan and Margaret for your replies.


Re: Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

 

Zoom was more stable in the early days. But most important is that GoogleMeet didn’t have breakout rooms, nor several of the other features that were important for some individuals and organizations. If there was one feature that was important, then it’s easier to stick with one program.

On May 16, 2022, at 1:16 PM, Margaret Myatt <mmyatt01757@...> wrote:

sorry - I had an excellent experience Google Meet. I had not used it for a couple of years.  I used to try to get peopleto use it, but people were mostly fixed on Zoom. Don't know why. 

Margaret

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.

Erma Bombeck


On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 1:10 PM Tom Logue <thomasblogue@...> wrote:
Does Beulr present the notes or transcript in real time?  Does everyone on the call see it?   If I bring Beulr to the meeting, am I the only one to get the recording?

Margaret - when you say "It is wildly superior interface.  Captions are excellent."  are you refering to Google Mets as opposed to Zoom?

Thanks to you both!




Re: Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Hi Margaret

This post has nothing to do with captioning or comparing Zoom to Google Meet. It has to do with informing meeting organizers about artificial intelligence bots that take notes during a meeting. Organizers may run into this issue in their meetings, and I want to alert them beforehand to this possibility. 

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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Hi, Tom

Here is the link to the Beulr website if you require additional information. It is not a captioning program. My understanding likens it to a secretary. I did receive an update from Zoom support which I corrected my original post.

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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Margaret Myatt
 

sorry - I had an excellent experience Google Meet. I had not used it for a couple of years.  I used to try to get peopleto use it, but people were mostly fixed on Zoom. Don't know why. 

Margaret

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.

Erma Bombeck


On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 1:10 PM Tom Logue <thomasblogue@...> wrote:
Does Beulr present the notes or transcript in real time?  Does everyone on the call see it?   If I bring Beulr to the meeting, am I the only one to get the recording?

Margaret - when you say "It is wildly superior interface.  Captions are excellent."  are you refering to Google Mets as opposed to Zoom?

Thanks to you both!


Re: Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Tom Logue
 

On Sun, May 15, 2022 at 01:43 PM, Margaret Myatt wrote:
 
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Re: Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Tom Logue
 

Does Beulr present the notes or transcript in real time?  Does everyone on the call see it?   If I bring Beulr to the meeting, am I the only one to get the recording?

Margaret - when you say "It is wildly superior interface.  Captions are excellent."  are you refering to Google Mets as opposed to Zoom?

Thanks to you both!


Re: Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Margaret Myatt
 

I am presently in a Google Meet online call as I type.  It is wildly superior interface.  Captions are excellent.  Invitation process was easy-peasy.  

Margaret

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.

Erma Bombeck


On Sun, May 15, 2022 at 3:37 PM Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter <akatsura@...> wrote:
Zoom users -

I experienced this for the first time the other day. This is informational only and does NOT necessarily pose a threat to your meeting.

You may have a registrant to your meeting ask for permission to use an AI bot to take the meeting notes. In this case, the program is Beulr, but I am sure there are other programs that work similarly. Zoom is aware of Beulr and similar programs. Beulr was on Shark Tank. I may try it to see how it works. I want to let others know what to expect if they experience a similar program asking for access to the meeting. 

  • The bot cannot access the meeting without a registrant granted admission.
  • A notification will appear announcing the now attendee wishes permission to use the program to record notes - something like an AI secretary. 
  • You can grant or deny permission.
  • If you grant permission (this pertains to Buelr - others may be different,) the attendee can leave the meeting, but the AI bot will remain until the conclusion and send its report to the registrant.
  • In my case, there wasn't any indication that the bot existed in the meeting or was there a way to terminate the bot, and when the participant left, was ever there.
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group

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