Photo shows university students seated in rows. One young woman with a hearing aid has a tablet at her desk that uses assistive technology to help her understand the lecture. In Germany.

New assistive technology in Germany helps deaf and hard of hearing students attend university. In some parts of Germany, it is hard to find sign language interpreters locally. It is also hard to find speech to text reporters. Meanwhile, it costs a lot to bring interpreters or reporters a long way. But technology helps deaf students understand lectures while the reporter is far away. The student uses a mobile phone application to read a live transcript during the lecture. The company VerbaVoice provides this service in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Read the story of one hard of hearing student who used this assistive technology in Germany.

This article is available both as a web page and also in a PDF file. The web page and PDF file are both accessible for people using screen reading software.

Also explore our other resource links on assistive technology in deaf education. For example, learn about a similar technology for deaf students in France. Or, for another example, learn about other assistive technologies for deaf university students.

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