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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 the Communication Studies Program.

Current Projects

TAP staff also participate in the VL2 Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University and collaborate with Gallaudet’s Information Technology Program and the Department of Hearing Speech and Language Sciences.

IP Transition

We provide information on the transition from analog phone line to all-Internet communications - especially as relates to real-time text.

Information Resources

These links lead to papers, references, tutorials, presentation slides, conference proceedings and other information.


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