(Contributed by Cara M, Rachel F.) Technology: C-Print/CART When it was invented: 1997 Inventor: C-print-created by National Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology [5], CART-Unknown How it works: C-Print is a speech to text device. A captionist, types a professor’s lecture and other students comments on another computer or screen for the class... Continue Reading →


FM Systems

(Contributed by: Nick S.) Technology: FM system (radio based hearing aid) When it was invented:  1991 [3]. Inventor: Andrew James Jamieson Hall [3]. How it works: The FM system uses the transmission of sound over radio waves through the use of a microphone and either ear level receivers, neck loop receivers, or a body- worn... Continue Reading →

Induction Loops

(Contributed by Ethan L.) Technology: Induction Loop(s), also known as Telecoil or T-Coil When it was invented: 1700’s, rediscovered in 1937 Inventor(s): Franklin, Faraday, Tesla and Poliakoff Technology Purpose: Hearing assistive device. It is used to improve the environment surrounding and improve communication needs of Hard of Hearing. How does/did it work? : Picks up... Continue Reading →

SMARTBoard Interactive Whiteboard

(Contributed by: Max O.) Technology: SMARTBoard Interactive Whiteboard When invented: 1987 Inventor: David Martin How does it work: The original goal of this technology was to “combine the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer”[1] and create an interactive experience in the school or workplace. SMARTBoard works through touch screen technology. The... Continue Reading →

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