Exploring Assistive Technology

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing on the Mac

Face Time, Closed Captions, and iMessage on your Mac

Apple computers offer many options for the deaf and hard of hearing on the their computers. Three popular features are Face Time, Closed Captions, and iMessages. They also offer Mono Audio and Garage Band.

In the classroom, deaf and hard of hearing students have access to this assistive technology as it is already in the Mac computers. Face Time is best for students who communicate using sign language. The pictures are clear and students can easily see gestures, facial expressions, and sign language. Closed Captions are written in easy to read text and assist that visual learner. iMessages are a great way for deaf and hearing students to communicate with each other. iMessages can be used for one-to-one correspondence or in group messages.

Watch the Video on the Importance of Technology to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Technology Helps Deaf Students at Gallaudet University

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Watch this video on how to set up Face Time on the iPad2

Apple iPad 2 FaceTime: Setup & Demo

Watch this video to add Closed Captions to your Mac

Add subtitles to movies on mac

Watch this video to learn how to set up iMessage

iMessage For Mac (Messages)