Interpretype® System for Face-to-Face Realtime Communication
Interpretype® is a face-to-face communication system that provides real time conversation without speech. For members of the deaf community, this system offers a connection to the non-signing hearing community. Interpretype® is a pre-programmed laptop style computer device (ITY™) which has the ability to send and display typed messages to other ITY™ devices or Windows PCs utilizing
Interpretype® software. Each ITY™ device is smaller than a standard laptop computer but has a full-sized keyboard for speed and accuracy in typing. The screen is relatively small and has a low profile that enables users to maintain eye contact for a more personal interaction. Users converse with each other by simply reading and typing. Conversation can be captured and printed. An optional Spanish translation module is available. Interpretype® software is capable of inputting and outputting to a braille device, offering this communication option to deafblind users.