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ERIC Number: ED489114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Oral Transliterating. NETAC Tipsheet
Troiano, Claire A.
Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC), Rochester Institute of Technology
An oral transliterator provides communication access to a person who is deaf or hard of hearing and who uses speechreading and speaking as a means of communicating. The oral transliterator, positioned in front of the deaf person, inaudibly repeats the spoken message for the deaf person, making it as speechreadable as possible. This is called Expressive Oral Transliterating. An oral transliterator also can audibly voice the spoken message of a deaf person for the hearing audience. This is called Voicing or Voice-Over. This tipsheet discusses: (1) When an oral transliterator is used; (2) The characteristics of an effective oral transliterator; (3) Credentials an oral transliterator should possess; (4) Educational oral transliterating; and (5) Using an FM System with an oral transliterator.
Northeast Technical Assistance Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 585-475-6433; Fax: 585-475-7660; e-mail:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. Northeast Technical Assistance Center.