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iCommunicator for Deaf or Hard of Hearing

December 18, 2007

iCommunicator promotes independent communication for persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and encourages increased literacy by “translating” English a number of ways:

The iCommunicator translates in real-time:
Speech to Text
Speech/Text to Video Sign-Language
Speech/Text to Computer Generated Voice

Watch the video. (http://www.myicommunicator.com/downloads/downloads.shtml) Morgan said he knew that he would not have much of a chance to get higher job. So he was majoring in a lower job, like mechanics. But now, he has been majoring for a higher job like computer programmer and the computer field because now he knows he has more chances.

Where did he get the idea that deaf people did not reach in high level of job?

Do you want to know how much it costs? Check the price (http://www.myicommunicator.com/purchase/pricing.shtml)

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  1. ex user
    December 18, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    That thing sucks big time. not worth your money, believe me! The county office of education I worked for wasted four of them believing that they could replace interpreters.

  2. December 18, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Wow! This is not a way to have interpreter service because icommunicator only sign in word for word. It is not fluent in ASL. Like, lecturer speaks and icommunicator picks up words exactly and interpreter signs each word. That is bad idea! I prefer ASL than sign word for word!

  3. megandeaf85
    December 18, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    i also don’t think it’s nice. it’s hard to understand the translation because icommunicator can only translate word for word. it’s not fluent sign language…i also wrote a blog on http://WWW.DEAFROMANCE.COM(my favorite deaf dating site) about icommunicator for deaf and asked other users’ view. Most of them think it’s not very professional.it needs to be improved.

  4. December 18, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    It is not new stuff. I’ve seen it at NAD Conference years ago.

    It’s still useful for some people.

    gwlj

  5. Billythegoat
    December 19, 2007 at 1:00 am

    What about the opposite way like ASL instructor uses ASL and the hearing student listens through the icommunicator device?

    The iCommunicator translates in real-time:

    • ASL to Speech/Text

    Are the hearing people going to buy one? I don’t think so. Why do we, deaf people, suffer with the high technology such as C.I, icommunicator, robot hands, interpreter, etc? The hearing people make money while the deaf people don’t. Enough is enough. They have to learn to deal with deaf people PERIOD.

  6. September 7, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Did you see the price?

    http://www.compuaccess.com/icommunicator.htm

    $6499!

    You could pay for a few hours of interpreting for that price!

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