A voice-carry-over (VCO) phone is another telephone solution for individuals who are deaf. VCO is an option for people who use their own voice, but who cannot hear. For example, an individual who has lost hearing later in life may prefer to continue to use their own voice to talk to others on the phone. Using VCO, the person who is deaf places a call to the Telecommunications Relay Service. The relay operator types messages to the VCO user, and the VCO user responds to the voice caller with his or her own voice, instead of using a TTY.
762. Voicemail Transcription: Voice to Text
The following companies offer voicemail transcription services or voice to text products for voicemail. Voicemail transcription could be used as an accommodation for a number of reasons. In particular, someone who is deaf or hard of hearing might use a service or product to capture voicemail messages, convert them to text, and have the text message sent to an e-mail account, PDA, cell phone, or other mobile device.
763. VOIP Compatible Telephone Amplification
764. Volume Monitoring Devices
Devices that measure the volume in a room and deliver visual warnings when it goes over a threshold. Helps hearing-impaired individuals monitor sound levels with visual cues.
765. Wake-Up Call Services
A service that allows individuals to set customized alarms and have them read to them over the phone to help wake up in the morning or remind them about important events scheduled throughout the day.
766. Walk-up Changing Tables
Changing table with steps allowing a child to be assisted in climbing to the changing table height. May be used to accommodate a daycare worker with a lifting restriction.
Walkers can be used by people with mobility impairments who do not need a wheelchair but who have difficulty walking for various reasons, such as fatigue or muscle weakness. Walkers come in various sizes and options, including having wheels.
Types of walkers include:
For vendors and other general information on scooters see below.
768. Walkers for Tall Individuals
This includes walkers and other walking aids made to be accessible by individuals that are taller than average.
769. Walkers with Seats
Walkers can be used by people with mobility impairments who do not need a wheelchair but who have difficulty walking for various reasons, such as fatigue or muscle weakness. Walkers come in various sizes and options, including having seats.
770. Wall Calendars and Planners
For some individuals, it may be helpful to use a plain wall calendar to keep track of meetings and due dates. This may be particularly helpful to individuals who are not as comfortable using electronic devices. Similarly, a personal planner can be used for keeping track of deadlines and other important information.