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Transcript of Deaf Culture:Technology
Deaf people use visual signals for doorbells, the telephone, fire, alarms, or smoke detectors.
A Babies Cry
There are even visual signals activated by crying babies!
The Deaf community has adapted many listening devices to serve visual purposes, and manufactures now include visual options in a range of products.
Cell Phone Alert
If you have a silent vibrate option on your cell phone, thank the Deaf community who advocated for the alert!
Nowadays, visual alerts for public smoke and fire alarms are required by federal law.
But, how was it before laws and advanced technology?