Welcome to the 4th installment of this series. Today is about communication,
I'll cover a few things that can ease communication between a Deaf individual and a hearing individual.
History has always been trying to find a way to "fix" deafness. Then with the rise of the latest technology, people are pushing for more solutions to communicate with the Deaf community.
But, we've always had the perfect communication tool for us all along - our hands.
So, you need to work with us and facilitate any method of ASL instead. These include:
Non-Technical Methods of Communication
What do you do when you meet a Deaf person? Here's a fun video:
That's a start.
The best method - ask the person what their preferred method is. Here are some more resources:
Products for Communication
Now a few products to ease communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people:
* MyEar App - I reviewed this app last year and it's pretty effective if you have wifi or internet and are in a quiet surrounding.
* Ava App - Another speech to text app that some of my Deaf friends have used.
* sComm ubiDuo - May be used for those with a strong understanding of English and don't sign.
* HandTalk App - Relatively new, it translates speech into Sign Language. Right now it's only available in Brazilian Sign Language.
* Mimix3D Sign Language Translator - Translates spoken and written English into ASL via a 3D avatar.
These are just a few of what's available, but it all depends on the individual's preference - so please respect what they prefer.
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