North Haven, CT, 2006 Signtel’s
new Sign Language Public Address and Emergency Alert System is installed in the Horace Mann School
for the Deaf, Boston Public Schools.
Signtel Inc., patent pending Sign Language Public Address and Emergency Alert System
is now in Beta and available nationwide. "This
product is an important step in furthering accessibility to an important segment of the population" said Ron Liebermann, President
and CEO of Signtel Inc. With terrorism and homeland security becoming an increasing subject of concern, it is important to
ascertain that deaf individuals can be warned, informed, guided and directed by public addressing systems like their hearing
Today public addressing systems are in sound,
frequently even the hearing are not able to hear an announcement because of background noise. English text does not provide
sufficient accessibility to people who are deaf. The new system allows members of the public who are deaf to be addressed
by Sign Language and the hearing by text and voice.
At a designated
server or central computer a message is entered into the Sign Language Public Address and Emergency Alert System, either by
voice or by typing onto a keyboard. The message can be edited and tested for accuracy and then transmitted to display units
such as monitors in designated remote locations from the central computer.
The first Sign Language Public Address and Emergency Alert System was installed by Signtel
and The Maricor Group at the Horace
Mann School for the Deaf, Boston Public Schools,
under the leadership of Principal Jeremiah Ford. The Horace Mann
School is the oldest public day school for the Deaf in the United
States, educating children and young adults for over 135 years.
headquartered in North Haven Connecticut develops innovative communication and assistive technologies for people who are deaf or deaf-blind. Signtel can be
reached at (203) 248-0600 or through its web site http://www.signtelinc.com