Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University

Technology Access Program (TAP)

The Technology Access Program (TAP) is a research unit at Gallaudet. TAP's primary mission is to advance accessibility and usability of communication technology for people with all types of disabilities. The current program is designed both to lay the foundation for access in next generation technologies and to create the bridge technologies needed to allow users to migrate to new technologies without losing the ability to communicate with colleagues and family who are still on older technologies.

TAP currently maintains the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH-RERC). In addition, TAP currently conducts research into relay service technologies funded by a contract under the FCC and MITRE, and accessible home alerting funded by the Consumer Technology Association and TAP's operational budget. TAP also partners with the Department of Interpreting on a project with SignAll for real-world sign language recognition.

Dr. Christian Vogler, Director, TAP


Scholarship and creative activity

2018

Vogler, C. (2017, December). Opportunities for direct engagement with Real-Time Text. Presentation given at the 2017 Government IT Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Vogler, C., & Rosen-Singleton, S. (2018, July). What you need to know about the Real-Time Text revolution. Panel Presentation held at the 2018 National Association of the Deaf Convention, Hartford, CT.

2017

Vogler, C. (2017, June). Accessible media on the Internet: A new paradigm. Panel presentation at the M-Enabling Summit, Washington, DC.

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization (CPADO), Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA), California Coalition of Agencies Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (CCASDHH), Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH-RERC), Gallaudet University, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Interface & Information Technology Access (IT-RERC), & Trace Research & Development Center (2017). Reply to Comments on Accelerating wireline broadband deployment by removing barriers to infrastructure investment. Washington DC: FCC, MB Docket 17-84. July 17, 2017. Retrieved from https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/10718113803773.

Vogler, C. (2017, July). Entrepreneurship, technology, and youth forum. Panel presentation at the 2017 TDI Biennial Conference, Bethesda, MD.

Vogler, C. (2017, July). The App Ecosystem: Revolutionizing accessibility. Panel presentation at the 2017 TDI Biennial Conference, Bethesda, MD.

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., National Association of the Deaf, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network, Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc., Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization, & Deaf Seniors of America. (2017). Reply to Comments on Structure and Practice of the Video Relay Service: Telecommunications Relay Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities. Washington DC: FCC, CG Docket 10-51, CG Docket 03-123, August 17, 2017. Retrieved from https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/108171617920353.

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization (CPADO), Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA), California Coalition of Agencies Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (CCASDHH), Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH-RERC), Gallaudet University, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Interface & Information Technology Access (IT-RERC), & Trace Research & Development Center (2017). Comments on Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet: Restoring Internet Freedom. Washington DC: FCC, GN Docket 14-28, WCB Docket 17-108. July 17, 2017. Retrieved from https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/1071783345674.

Vogler, C. (2017, July). Town Hall with Key Officials with the Disability Rights Office of the Federal Communications Commission, and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 2017 TDI Biennial Conference, Bethesda, MD.

2015

Jain, D., Findlater, L., Gilkeson, J., Holland, B., Duraiswami, R., Vogler, C., . . . Froehlich, J. E. (2015, April). Head-Mounted display visualizations to support sound awareness for the deaf and hard of hearing. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 241-250). New York, NY: ACM.

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