Captioning for the Deaf: Where Did It Come From?

Captioning of television and movies is a staple of the environment these days.  Something that young audiologists of the 1970s were not able to recommend to their patients to enjoy entertainment as well as educational films.  Later, at least in the US, with a “decoder” device hooked to the television hearing impaired individuals could actually interact…

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Development of the TTY – Part III

Welcome to Hearing International’s third component of the development of the TTY.  In parts 1 and 2 we learned that the inventor of the TTY, Robert H. Weitbrecht; a deaf orthodontist from Pasadena, James C. Marsters, and Andrew Saks, a deaf engineer and heir to Saks 5th Avenue, met at an A.G. Bell Convention in Salt Lake City in…

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