Learning Devices

Learning Devices Description

Phonak Roger MyLink

By connecting a Phonak Roger MyLink into a studeant’s or classroom computer, students can receive live, automated captions. Using Roger™ technology to assist in classroom Speech-to-Text solutions students can receive live, automated captions Then students can read, in real-time, the captions created during the lesson.

Roger™ Touchscreen Mic

Simple and intuitive microphone for the teacher to wear around the neck or place on a table to pick up speech from a group of students.

Roger™ Pass-around

Student microphone that can be passed from one student to another, allowing the child with a hearing loss to hear not only the teacher but also classmate comments.

Roger™ Multimedia Hub

Can be connected to any multi-media device used in a classroom or used as a standalone media transmitter by an individual student listening to an audiobook.

Roger™ WallPilot A wall-mounted device that connects students’ Roger receivers and teachers’ microphones to the room’s existing Roger network

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon speech recognition software is better than ever. Talk and your words appear on the screen. Say commands and your computer obeys. Dragon is 3x faste

White Boards –www.smarttech.com

An interactive smart board,also known as an electronic whiteboard, is a classroom tool that allows images from a computer screen to be displayed onto a classroom board using a digital projector. The teacher or a student can “interact” with the images directly on the screen using a tool or even a finger.

Interact Streamer

This automated captioning subscription app has Interact-Streamer™ is a secure captioning, translation, messaging and document sharing website. Conversations with friends, conferenceroom meetings, classroom discussions, webinars however you do need it if you want Streamer to use your iPhone’s or iPad’s microphone. It also offers “other useful classroom features.”

Electronic note taking

Electronic notetaking (ENT), also known as computer-assisted notetaking (CAN), is a system that provides virtually simultaneous access to spoken information to people who are deaf and hard of hearing, facilitating equal participation with their hearing colleagues,coworkers, and classmates.

Captioning can also be very effective for lessons involving audio or video (A/V). This technology is similar to the “closed captioning” typically used in TV shows, and under federal law, schools are required to provide captioned A/V content on request.

The Phonak Sky Marvel comes in two models reflecting your child's degree of hearing loss. A hearing care professional will advise you on the right model Phonak Sky Marvel has universal connectivity, you can pair the hearing aids directly to a computer or tablet.

Automated captions. automatic captions are generated by machine learning algorithms, so the quality of the captions may vary. The perk here is that its easy. I can click a couple of buttons and turn the captions on. The downside is the linguistics are still rough around the edges.


Live captions & subtitles in Skype let you read the words that are spoken during an audio or video call. Live captions & subtitles are not available in Skype on Android

Handwriting recognition devices handwriting recognition (HWR) the device interprets the user's handwritten characters or words into a format that the computer understands (e.g., Unicode text). The input device typically comprises a stylus and a touch-sensitive screen.

Personal FM systems can send a teacher’s voice from a wireless microphone worn by the teacher through FM radio waves directly to a small receiver worn by the student with hearing loss. Personal FM systems can be used by students who use hearing aids or a cochlear implant and by those who do not. Personal FM systems

SonoField Classroom Sound Field System. SonoField enhances audibility of sound and audio by creating an even sound field at all points of the room. Using IR wireless microphones, and high dynamic range surface mount loud speakers, the system is easy to install, learn and use. These can be wall mounted or standalone speakers which can be shared among several children simultaneously.

Audio-visual FM Systems facilitate speech-reading for students who are oral-deaf or hard of hearing. An example would be the AudiSee which includes a microphone transmitter and a headset-camera worn by the teacher. The student has a small monitor-receiver on the desk allowing the student to hear the teacher’s voice and see the teacher’s face.

Phonak Audéo Marvel focuses on what you expect from a first-class hearing aid – a clear, rich sound experience. Combined with modern technology it is a multifunctional hearing aid that conveys love at first sound.

Microsoft Translator

Microsoft Translator is another automated captioning program that also offers translations and transcripts in numerous languages, which can support online learning for deaf students. These solutions are often free.

Talking Note Pad

Talking Note Pad -You talk, it writes. Use your voice to create entries in your notepad.Capture your thoughts and ideas quickly and easily while Notepad helps you getting done .

Digital Pen

A digital pen is an input device which captures the handwriting or brush strokes of a user and converts handwritten analog information created using "pen and paper" into digital data, enabling the data to be utilized in various applications. This type of pen is usually used in conjunction with a digital notebook, although the data can also be used for different applications or simply as a graphic.

Soundfield systems send the teacher’s voice from a microphone to one or more speakers positioned close to the child or mounted to a wall. This allows more than one student to use the system simultaneously. A sufficient signal-to-noise ratio for a child with hearing loss may not be provided by some systems in noisy rooms or in rooms where sound reverberates. Another type of soundfield system is an induction loop (IL) system. In this system a loop of wires encircles the entire listening area. The IL system signals can be accessed by hearing aids or cochlear implants with T coils.

Infra-red wireless (IR) systems through which sound is transmitted using infrared light waves. A strict line of sight is usually required between the light emitter and the listener with the receiver since natural light may interfere with the transmission. Testing a variety of different systems is suggested if you are not sure which Assistive Listening Device will work best.

With Webex, you can share an application or your entire screen with remote attendees in real-time across any device-- even when you’re on the go. You can share your content or screen from your: Browser. ,Android devices. iPhone or iPad devices. —You can even share 3D models virtually in your meetings from iOS devices.

Amara's award-winning technology enables you to caption and subtitle any video for free. For larger subtitling projects the platform makes it easy to manage teams of translators. And you can always purchase high-quality captions or translations from our passionate team of professional linguists.

Amara can help make your videos accessible to the world!


Voice to Text / Sign

Talk-to-text doesn't work with all languages. Talk to write.On your Android phone or tablet, install Gboard.

Roger Pen™

An all-inclusive wireless microphone for use at work or home. The Roger Pen offers additional support in loud noise and over

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) may be a consideration as hearing loss can impact competency in reading. For some students, text-to-speech, word prediction, or another type of assistive technology should be considered. See http://www.at.mo.gov/etc.html for borrowing devices/software for trials or http://at.mo.gov/aim/aim.html for related IDEA requirements, accessing AIM, NIMAS, etc. Also see TAP for Internet for obtaining some types of adaptive computer equipment/software for home use: http://www.at.mo.gov/tap_internet.html

Non-invasive assistive hearing technologies that teachers can use throughout their curricula

Teletypewriter (TTY) Text and other Adaptive Telephones (TTY) can provide access for individuals who cannot use amplified phones. Additional options now available include PDAs, Blackberries, Sidekicks and videophones. For more information, see the “to learn more about adapted telephones or obtain one” section below.

Telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD

Voice to text software program

Captioning Services for video/audio productions provide captioned audio and video productions for students who are deaf/hard of hearing to support equal access to content. Schools are required, if indicated on the student’s Individual Education Plan, to provide captioned audio and video productions. Captions display spoken dialogue as printed words on a television or computer screen

Text messaging—Deaf students are often delayed in developing their independent living skills compared to their hearing peers (see Calderon & Greenberg, 2003; Greenberg & Kusche, 1993). Akamatsu, Mayer, and Farrelly (2005) found that parents of deaf teenagers typically place more restrictions on activities outside of the home because they worry about their child’s general safety due to their inability to hear and communicate

Translation Services are available which allow the words of a speaker to be transcribed, by a trained individual using a keyboard, into text displayed on a monitor, screen, or laptop computer, used by the students who are hard of hearing or deaf. Examples of translation services include, but are not limited to: Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) which provides wordfor-word instant translation of spoken words into text; C-Print and TypeWell programs which provide condensed meaning-for-meaning instant translation of spoken words into text.

Face to Face Communication Systems can provide assistance when short, one-on-one conversations are needed. An educator and deaf or hard-of-hearing student can type messages back and forth on devices consisting of two keyboards and displays. Examples of devices are the Ubi-Duo and Interpretype.

VIDEO MODELING The vast majority of students with disabilities benefit from accessing information visually (Bellini, Akullian, & Hopf, 2007), and video modeling provides a platform for these students, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing, to acquire content, skills, strategies, language, etc. Video modeling allows students the opportunity to watch and review copious examples of themselves and others interacting, performing tasks and procedures, and other activities.

classroom audio distribution systems (CADS)

wireless technology provides a multitude of benefits to students with and without hearing loss, as well as to teachers, but mastering the use of this technology takes some understanding and practice.

(HAT) in the Classroom HATs make it easier for students to hear what they are supposed to hear over all of the noise they are not supposed to hear.

Videoconferencing—Skype, Google+, FaceTime, and other conferencing technologies have revolutionized the way society communicates, and this is especially true for the Deaf community. Videoconferencing offers personalized and corporate engagement by accommodating person-to-person and multi-way connectivity.

MimioClarity™ is a classroom audio system consisting of a 60-watt amplifier receiver, speakers, teacher and student microphone. The sound is evenly distributed throughout the room via speakers strategically placed in the classroom. Now teachers can use a quieter, more natural tone instead of straining to project their voice to the back of the room, and the sound is not blasted at their students or carried into adjacent classrooms.

Classroom Audio Distribution Systems (CADS) and Soundfield Systems

Similar to high fidelity PA systems, these sound systems, through one or more strategically positioned loudspeakers, amplify the speech of the person wearing the microphone for everyone present in the learning space and give an added boost to those who use cochlear implants and hearing aids.

Microphones within a single classroom students may be outfitted with personal systems fit to their hearing aids or cochlear implants. These systems may require the use of different microphones and the benefits will only be apparent to the students wearing the equipment

Digital Modulation (DM) Systems

FM and DM Systems are wireless personal listening devices that include a remote microphone placed near the desired sound source (usually the speaker’s mouth but could also be a TV, computer, or other audio device) and a receiver for the listener that is designed to fit in the student’s hearing aid, cochlear implant, or headphones. These systems are engineered to combat the negative effects of ambient noise by bringing the speaker’s voice directly into the student’s ear

Classroom FM System

Augmentative and alternative communication devices

MotionSavvy UNI: MotionSavvy, founded by a team of students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, announced “the world's first two-way communication software for the deaf.” UNI translates American Sign Language (ASL) into speech, and speech into text. It utilizes a special camera to track the location of both hands and all ten fingers. Graphic representations of the hands provide live feedback to make sure gestures are being captured correctly.