The Technology Access Program (TAP) conducts research related to communication technologies and services, with the goal of producing knowledge useful to industry, government, and deaf and hard of hearing consumers in the quest for equality in communications. The program provides education to Gallaudet students through coursework and mentored research projects related to TAP's research mission.
TAP is one of Gallaudet University’s research centers and has faculty affiliated with
the Department of Communication Studies.
We provide information on the transition from analog phone line to all-Internet communications - especially as relates to real-time text.
- April 7, 2016
- The Technology Access Program has released the final report on a study on the accessibility benefits of wideband audio, funded by AT&T, which builds on earlier work done under the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access.
- December 17, 2015
- The Technology Access Program has released the final report on a TTY to real-time text interoperability study, under the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access.
- November 17, 2015
- The Technology Access Program has posted R1v3, an update to the real-time text proposal in front of the FCC, under the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access.
- April 25, 2013
- The Technology Access Program presented the results of the IP Captioned Telephone Service Survey to the FCC.
- April 23, 2013
- The Technology Access Program has released a web-based implementation of real-time text that integrates with Google Talk.
The RERC on Telecommunications Access is a joint project with the Trace Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Learn more about the research being conducted by the Technology Access Program at Gallaudet.
The RERC is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.
TAP staff also participate in the VL2 Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University and collaborate with Gallaudet’s Department of Hearing Speech and Language Sciences.
These links lead to papers, references, tutorials, presentation slides, conference proceedings and other information.