Telstra Makes Calls EasierBy TAD Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 5
Publication Date: Autumn 2002
Article briefly describes ten products developed by Telstra’s Disability Equipment Program: (1) the Touchfone 400, which is a telephone with an adjustable ring volume and hearing aid coupling; (2) the Touchfone Volume Control Phone, which allows the user to amplify incoming speech; (3) the General Purpose Alarm, which is a separate device that provides extra ring volume; (4) the Visual Alert, which switches any incandescent lamp on and off in time with the telephone ring to show when there is an incoming call; (4) teletypewriters (telecommunication devices for the deaf), which allow the user to send an receive text messages over the phone network; (5) modems that allow the user to communicate via e-mail or online chat; (6) the Cochlear Implant Telephone Adapter, which provides a direct connection between the telephone an a cochlear implant for clearer phone reception; (7) the Touchfone 400 Voice Aid Telephone, which amplifies outgoing speech, and has high-contrast lettering and a tactile marker on the “five” key to assist people with visual disabilities; (8) Easy Read Stickers, which have larger and clearer numbers for people with low vision; (9) the Tel 35 Handsfree Telephone, which provides hands-free operation and has a hearing aid coupler and visual ring indicator; and (10) the Big Button Phone, which may assist people with limited dexterity or visual disabilities.
Published by: Technical Aid to the Disabled (Website:http://www.tadnsw.org.au)