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Assistive Listening Devices System (ALDS)

An ALD improves hearing ability for people in a variety of situations where they are unable to distinguish speech in noise. Noisy or crowded rooms make it difficult for an individual who is hard of hearing to distinguish one voice among many.
Access to Independence, San Diego, CA Centrum Sound, Sunnyvale, CA General Technologies, Fair Oaks, CA Phonic Ear, Inc., (E-mail) Petaluma, CA Weitbrecht Communications Inc., Santa Monica, CA

Assistive Technologies

Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them.  People with physical disabilities that affect movement can use mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, crutches, prosthetic devices, and orthotic devices, to enhance their mobility.  Assistive Technologies including, but not limited to large print keyboards, Braille displays, alternative input devices, switches and amplified phones.
Aira., La Jolla, CA
ViewPlus Technologies, Corvallis, OR
Wayfinding, Minneapolis, MN

Braille Printing and Large Print Services

Braille is a system of raised dots that represent letters, numbers, punctuation marks, or words. People who are blind can use their fingers to read the code of raised dots.
Braille Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Enhanced Vision, Huntington Beach, CA
Freedom Scientific, St. Petersburg, FL

Document and PDF Remediation Services

Document remediation is the process of converting a normal digital publication into fully accessible Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft PowerPoint documents and PDF documents to allow individuals with disabilities use adaptive/assistive technology to access the information.
Appligent, Lansdowne, PA
Accessibility In Mind, Carrboro, NC
SSB Bart Group, San Francisco, CA

Communication Access Real-Time Translation Services (CART) – Remote Services

CART services is described as “the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and realtime software.”  The text produced by the CART service can be displayed on an individual’s computer monitor, projected onto a screen, combined with a video presentation to appear as captions, or otherwise made available using other transmission and display systems.  CART service can be delivered on location or remotely.

Remote CART Services

Aberdeen Captioning, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Ecaptions, San Diego, CA
QuickCaption, Inc., Riverside, CA
Vitac, North Hollywood, CA

CART – On-Site Services

eCaptions, San Diego, CA
QuickCaption (E-mail), Riverside, CA

Sign Language Interpreting Service Agencies

Sign Language Interpreters facilitate communication among deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and hearing people, using both English and American Sign Language (ASL).  Sign language interpreters are usually certified through National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).  Such interpreters adhere to a code of professional conduct and are able to interpret effectively, accurately, and impartially, using any necessary specialized vocabulary to facilitate effective communication for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.
LIFESIGNS, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Goodwill Industries, Santa Ana, CA
The Sign Language Company, Sherman Oaks, CA
Rise Interpreting, Riverside, CA

Medias – Closed Captions (CC) and Audio Descriptions (AD) Services

Closed Captioning allows persons who are deaf and hard of hearing to have access to television programming by displaying the audio portion of a television program as text on the television screen. Audio description, also referred to as a video description, described video, or more precisely called a visual description, is an additional narration track intended primarily for individuals who are blind or have low vision of visual media; including television and film, dance, opera, and visual art.
AudioEyes, LCC, Northridge, CA
CaptionMax, Burbank, CA
Closed Caption Services, Canonsburg, PS
3Play Media, Boston, MA
REV, San Francisco, CA

Emergency Evacuation

Emergency evacuation devices are designed to assist rescuers and caregivers in moving individuals with mobility disabilities to safety in an emergency.  Most emergency evacuation device products can be modified to fit the needs of persons with disabilities.
LifeSlider, Inc., Arkansas, KS

Visual and Tactile Alerting Devices

Visual and/or tactile alerting devices are designed for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, so that he or she will be awakened and alerted to an emergency fire or smoke alarm, an incoming telephone call, or a door knock.
Ultratec, Inc., Madison, MI
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