Possible technological communication tools for hard of hearing and deaf people in virtual world

Due to the pandemic, many events are held online. It helps maintain the social distance, but at the same time, it has made communication difficult for many hard of hearing and deaf people. Are there any tools for creating an accessible environment online? Yes, to some extent, it’s possible.

Members of IFHOHYP accessibility committee went through several articles, infographics and Facebook threads to find a solution for this question. Everything that we could find, we have collected in this table. Sadly, it’s difficult to check them all, so you need to make a decision on your own, which of the proposed options suits you the best.

Some solutions are free, some solutions are paid. Please, consider this table only as a starting point for exploring available tools to self-help and creating accessible environment online.

All below is provided only for educational purposes.