- The Interpretype is essentially a keyboard with screen
- The ITY has a Spanish translation module which, with the simple click of the mouse, can be used to translate conversations between English and Spanish speaking people.
- It can be placed almost anywhere for convenient communication
- Perfect tool for students who are deaf or have hearing impairments
- Bilingual students could benefit from the interpretation module
Info about the ITY Device: The Interpretype, or ITY, was originally made for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and speech and did not use sign language. It is a way to communicate without using any speech. Instead, those who wish to communicate just type back and forth to one another. The Interpretype is essentially a keyboard with screen. The keyboard and a small screen and can be connected either to another Interpretype or an actual laptop that has the Interpretype software. ITY's Special Features: This device has many features that make it user friendly. First of all, the screen is relatively small which allows the users to maintain eye-contact during their communication. It is also quite small but has a full sized key board which allows for quick and efficient typing. The ITY has a Spanish translation module which, with the simple click of the mouse, can be used to translate conversations between English and Spanish speaking people. It is very simple to hook the ITY up to any standard laptop which allows users to both print and save conversations if needed. Finally, because the ITY has minimal equipment, it can be placed almost anywhere for convenient communication. People this device would benefit the most: The ITY would be the perfect tool for students who are deaf or have hearing impairments. It would also help students who have speech impairments. Furthermore, bilingual students could benefit from the interpretation module that can be installed on the hardware. How to use the ITY Device Daily: The Interpretype can easily be hooked up to any computer in the classroom; however, the proper software must be installed. If funds are available at the educational institution, ITYs could be provided for both a student and his aide or teacher so that quick and easy communication could occur whenever necessary. Students with hearing impairments could also be hooked up to the laptops of other students during group work.