ERIC Number: ED451649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
You Don't Know What You've Been Missing! Alerting and Signaling Devices.
Davis, Cheryl D.
This publication describes assistive devices to help convert auditory signals to signals that are accessible to persons who are hard of hearing, deaf, or deaf-blind. Introductory material describes the four regional centers making up the Postsecondary Education Programs Network. Each descriptive page includes photographs and prices as well as examples of uses of particular devices. Descriptions cover telephones, door announcers, timers, alarm clocks, remote devices, hearing dogs, and automobiles. Some of the specific items described are flashing lights (for ringing telephones), telephone jacksplits, the doorbell, timers, alarm clocks, smoke alarms, crib monitors, door announcers, audio alarms, motion sensors, personal receivers, Web sites for information on hearing dogs, automobile emergency vehicle alert, turn signals, mirrors, and mobility reimbursement programs. Other information includes guidelines for evaluating one's needs, alternative sources, and relevant statutes. Further information including detailed contact information for the Northwest Outreach Center completes the publication. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Deaf Blind, Deafness, Equipment, Hearing Impairments, Safety, Telephone Communications Systems
Northwest Outreach Center, Regional Resource Center on Deafness, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 97361. Tel: 503-838-8642 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 503-838-8228; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.wou.edu/nwoc.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Western Region Outreach Center and Consortia, Northridge, CA.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Oregon Univ., Monmouth. Northwest Outreach Center.