Some people with hearing and vision loss use Cap Tel to make telephone calls.Using a special phone, the Cap Tel USB, people can dial into a captioning service that types the other caller’s conversation onto a computer screen.
People who grew up using ASL in the deaf community may prefer tactile ASL, while others who came from an oral background or learned signs later may prefer a more English-based tactile system.
Deaf-blind people have many different ways of communication.
The methods they use vary, depending on the causes of their combined vision and hearing loss, their backgrounds, and their education.
The deaf-blind person can also use this system as a face-to-face communication device to communicate with someone else who does not know the person’s preferred communication method.
Also, some people who don’t see well can use TTYs with large visual displays or computers with larger font to communicate with others.