(Contributed by: Charmina S.) Technology: iCommunicator Inventor: Michael F. Dorety When Invented: March 2005 Where: iCommunicator software is from Interactive Solution Inc, Sarasota, Florida What purpose does the technology serve? “The iCommunicator solution provides users with the first software that enables fluent two-way communication between people who are hard of hearing or deaf and the... Continue Reading →


Teletypewriter Telephone

(Contributed by: Chrystal S.) Technology: Typewriter telephone Year invented: early 1900’s Inventor: William E Shaw What purpose does the technology serve: This was created as an adaption to the Teleprinter. It was invented specifically to benefit deaf people in communicating over long distances. How did it work: There was a typewriter that the sender would... Continue Reading →

Videophones & VRS

(Contributed by Corey W., and Jena D.) Technology: Videophones & VRS About: His invention allowed for the first patented form of two-way television communication. This device is said to have paved the way for AT&T’s Picturephone and is credited with being the inventor for the videophone. Inventor: Gregorio Zara When: Zara had a mind for... Continue Reading →


(Contributed by: Anant M.) Technology: Teleprinter [1] A Teletype model 33 Date Invented: 1849 [1] Inventors:  Royal Earl House, David Edward Hughes, Emile Baudot, Donald Murray, Charles L. Krum, Edward Kleinschmidt and Frederick G. Creed, all worked on the project and through many evolutions came up with the final teleprinter. [1] Uses: The teleprinter was originally used in the military to replace... Continue Reading →


(Contributed by: Kristian C.) Name:                        Skype                                                    Invented:        Company - 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis Software - 2003 by Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn   Purpose: It... Continue Reading →

Teletypewriter (TTY)

(Contributed by: Megan H.) Technology: TTY   Inventor: Robert H. Weitbrecht [1] When was it invented: 1960’s [1] What purpose does the technology serve: Gives Deaf or Hard of Hearing people the ability to use the telephone by typing instead of speaking Can be used on a regular phone line [2] Creates equal access to... Continue Reading →

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