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What Technology is Right for You?

The Regional Center in your area can help you find the appropriate technology to meet your needs. The following is a list of technology that Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Speech-Impaired individuals use to assist with communication.

Video Relay Service (VRS)

This form of telephone relay service allows persons whose primary language is American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with non-signers via sign language interpreters using video conferencing equipment.

ASL users may make calls using video relay services from a Regional Center. Also, with the right equipment such as a computer and a webcam, wireless device (pager) or tablet computer individuals can use VRS to communicate with others while at home, at the office or on the go through mobile VRS. Several companies provide VRS.

Providers

Mobile VRS

Cell phones have evolved from simple devices that make phone calls to devices that can do a multitude of tasks. Individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing are now able to use a front-facing camera on their laptop or mobile device to make phone calls via a Video Relay Service. ONLY individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language (ASL) may obtain a 10-digit phone number for this service, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Phone Requirements
There are a few things to take into consideration when thinking about getting a new cell phone to use for mobile VRS. The phone should include:

  • A front-facing camera
  • A fast processor
  • High-speed internet such as 4G and Wifi, but 3G is ok.

Once you have found your phone or phone choices, double check to see if a mobile VRS service supports your choices.

What mobile VRS providers are available?

There are several providers that have mobile VRS available, including:

Telephone Relay Service (TRS)

image of Relay brochureTRS is an operator service that allows people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind or Speech-Impaired to place calls to standard telephone users via a keyboard or assistive device.

For more information see Relay North Carolina

Internet Relay (also known as IP Relay)

Internet relay service is a form of telephone relay that replaces the TTY (a common telecommunications device for the Deaf) and telephone line with a specialized computer program and internet connection. IP Relay services are provided through many different types of devices such as a personal computer, laptop, mobile phone, PDA, or other devices capable of utilizing the connection methods provided by an IP Relay provider.

Providers

Instant Messaging (also known as IM)

Instant Messaging is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. The text is conveyed via computers or wireless device connected over a network such as the Internet.

Ex: AIM Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS , Skype Messenger Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS , Yahoo! Messenger Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS , Hangouts Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS

Video Chat (also known as Videophone Chatting)

Video Chatting is technology for conducting audio and video interaction in real time between users at disparate locations. Video chats are typically conducted via a computer, tablet or wireless device (also called videophone chatting), and may involve point-to-point (or one-to-one) interaction, as in the case of FaceTime and Skype, or multipoint (or one-to-many) interaction, as in the typical case of Google Hangouts. Video Chat is an ideal way to use video with hearing non VRS users.

Video Chat Software for Wireless Devices

Wireless Devices (also known as pagers)

Wireless devices and tablets can communicate with other devices without being physically attached to them. Deaf users can call any voice caller through Wireless Internet Relay or mobile VRS.

With specialized software these devices can also be used to receive emergency and weather alerts from local and national reporting agencies.

Examples

National Emergency and Weather Alert Services

To receive local emergency and weather alerts on your wireless devices near our Regional Centers click here.

A tablet computer, or a tablet, is a mobile computer, larger than a mobile phone or personal digital assistant, integrated into a flat touch screen and primarily operated by touching the screen rather than using a physical keyboard. Tablets function using specialized software called applications (apps). Apps can be purchased through the devices’ App Store. Prices may vary.

Click here for a list of apps for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Speech-Impaired individuals. For more information contact a Regional Center near you.

App Stores

For more information about wireless pagers, contact a provider in your area.

Regional and National Providers

Captioned Telephone

It is a telephone that displays real-time captions of the telephone conversation between a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person and a hearing person. The captions are typically displayed on a screen embedded into the telephone base. A captioned telephone may also be called a CapTel, which is also a brand name for a captioned telephone.

Real-time captions are also available on wireless devices that allows an individual to speak & listen to their callers while at the same time read everything the other person says on their wireless device’s screen. It is a FREE download in the devices’ App Store or can be accessed via website.

Providers

Internet Captioned Telephone Service

This service functions very much like captioned telephone, but it lets you enjoy telephone conversations with the convenience of online captions. You make/receive phone calls using any phone you want, while viewing captions of the call in the Internet browser window on your computer. It is just like a traditional CapTel phone call, only you use your own phone (any phone!) and watch the captions on a computer monitor instead of the CapTel display screen

Providers

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)

An assistive listening device (ALD) is any type of device that can help you function better in your day-to-day communication situations. An ALD can be used with or without hearing aids to overcome the negative effects of distance, background noise, or poor room acoustics. So even though you have a hearing aid, ALDs can offer greater ease of hearing (and therefore reduced stress and fatigue) in many day-to-day communication situations.

Wireless devices also have the ability to be used as an ALD by utilizing the devices’ microphone, speakers, and specialized software available in the devices App Store.

Click here for a list of apps for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Speech-Impaired individuals. For more information contact a Regional Center near you.

Types of ALDs

  • Personal frequency modulation (FM) systems are like miniature radio stations operating on special frequencies assigned by the Federal Communications Commission. The personal FM system consists of a transmitter microphone used by the speaker and a receiver used by you, the listener.
  • Infrared systems are often used in the home with TV sets, but, like the FM system, they can also be used in large settings like theaters. Sound is transmitted using infrared light waves. The TV is set at a volume comfortable for family members. The infrared system transmitter transmits the TV signal to your receiver, which you can adjust to your desired volume. Thus, TV watching as a family becomes pleasurable for all. While it is not too loud for family members with normal hearing, the volume is just right for you because it is adjusted by you through your individual receiver.
  • Digital systems can be used in any environment and are less susceptible to interference to its frequency hopping technology. (New products)
  • Alerting Devices signal you when a sound occurs by using visual or tactile notifications. (New products)

    Signalers can respond to:
    • doorbells
    • knocks-at-the-door
    • phones ringing
    • fire alarm/smoke alarm devices
    • baby-crying devices
    • room-to-room sound alerting systems
    • vibrating clock alarms, watches, and paging systems
    • Wireless Devices with specialized software can be used to receive emergency and weather alerts from local and national reporting agencies

    Examples

    National Emergency and Weather Alert Services


    Many use strobe lights, conventional lights, or vibrating systems to alert you.
  • Amplified Phones increase the volume and clarity of standard telephone handsets. (New products)

To receive local emergency and weather alerts on your wireless devices near our Regional Centers click here.

For more information contact a Regional Center near you.

Alerting Devices

Smoke Alarm Aids

Safe Awake

SafeAwake's smoke alarm aid listens for the smoke alarm emergency sound signal. It then provides a loud, low frequency square wave sound notification and sends a non-continuous signal to the bed shaker that literally pulls each and every sleeper from deep slumber and warns them of smoke and possible fire.

Modern research has made possible the SafeAwake smoke alarm aid with its patented sound reception to hear conventional smoke alarms when they activate. It comes with two of the most effective means of emergency notification: the low frequency, high decibel square wave sounder, and the non-continuous, pulsated tactile stimulator to awaken a sleeping person.

The SafeAwake is designed to work in partnership with a properly installed, properly working, traditional smoke alarm. When activated, a smoke alarm sends out a T3 alarm that instantly triggers the SafeAwake.

The SafeAwake is a model of high-tech simplicity. There is a test button, an automatic shutoff and restart, a turn-on indicator light, a battery backup in the event of electrical failure; and even a system to tell if the batteries are weak.

It works anywhere. It's light, compact, portable, and simple. No other device offers the safety features and benefits of the SafeAwake. Fast and easy setup for homes, hotels, motels, hospitals, senior citizen residences, independent and assisted care facilities, in fact, everywhere that people sleep.

Please note: SafeAwake is not a fire detection system. It must be combined with an approved, properly installed and operating smoke alarm. The SafeAwake saves sleeper's lives through an additional means of fire notification which has been proven more effective. Read on and see the National Institute of Health Report Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS by the inventors Dr. Roby and Dr. Klassen.

Alerting Systems

Central Alert CA 360 Notification Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS System by Serene Innovations Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS

  • Alerts you to the activation of your alarm clock, doorbell or door knocking, phone/fax calls, audio alarm sounds, baby's crying in real time, weather alerts, motion detectors and more.
  • It is the only system that responds to virtually any audio alarm including those with T3 or T4 alarm sounds.
  • Latest 2.4 GHz Transmission Technology to ensure interference-free operations and full coverage of every corner of your home, operating range is 200 FT.
  • Bright icons to let you know which alarm has gone off; it is so big you can even see it from afar.

Please note: Central Alert is not a fire detection system. It must be combined with an approved, properly installed and operating smoke alarm.

Amplified Phones

AmpliPOWER60 Amplified Corded Telephone Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS

  • Amplifies voices up to 67dB

Clarity Ensemble with ClearCaptions Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS

  • Amplifies incoming sound to 50dB
  • Free captions provided by ClearCaptions

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)

Williams Sound Digi-Wave System Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS

  • 2-way, simultaneous communication
  • Range of up to 100 feet outdoors/200 feet indoors

Accessibility Apps for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Speech-Impaired individuals

AT&T CapTel Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
AT&T CapTel is a free service for hard of hearing users to enjoy telephone conversations with the convenience of nearly simultaneous online captions. A user makes and receives phone calls, using an iPhone, while viewing captions of the call within the AT&T CapTel Mobile App. In purchasing or acquiring a CapTel phone, you acknowledge that it is intended for use by a person with a hearing disability and you agree that it will be used appropriately. Use of the CapTel phone in any other manner may violate FCC rules.

BlurbLink goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Tap the screen and enter a quick message to display on your screen in huge red font, so that you can display it to someone else. Your phone will turn into a scrolling signboard if the message is longer. Also, this is a very useful aid to help communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The scrolling text is easily readable from a few meters away if using a large screen phone.

Clear Captions Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Like closed captions on your TV, ClearCaptions on your phone calls lets you hear AND read what's being said, eliminating the frustration of hearing on the phone. Instead of asking people to repeat themselves, or guessing what was said, you can read the person's words on your Android or iPhone while you listen on the call. To use the ClearCaptions Service you also certify that you are either hard of hearing, have a hearing impairment or disability or other physical condition necessitating the use of one or more of the services. ClearCaptions is provided for U.S. residents only.

Closed Capp Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: $.99
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Closed caption your face-to-face conversations! Speech is enlarged to screen! Trying to communicate with someone who doesn't know sign language or you cannot understand what they are saying? Closed Capp uses voice recognition software. Have the person speak into your phone and the words are transcribed live on the screen of the device. Talk to anyone face-to-face with Closed Capp. Not for transcribing phone calls.

CaptionFish Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Captionfish is the Internet’s leading captioned movies search engine that shares information about open captioned, Rear Window captioned, foreign/subtitled, and descriptively narrated movies showings in the United States. Captionfish also features streaming captioned trailers that allow deaf and hard of hearing people to enjoy the very same previews of current and upcoming movies as their hearing counterparts.

Dragon Dictation Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard. Easily communicate with people using the voice recognition software.

FEMA Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Yes
iPhone: Yes
Android: Yes
Blackberry: Yes
The FEMA App (smartphone app for mobile devices) contains disaster safety tips, interactive lists for storing your emergency kit and emergency meeting location information, and a map with open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). The app is free to download through your smartphone provider’s app store.

Google Hangouts
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Video chat with up to 9 friends with mobile Hangouts

Hamilton Mobile CapTel Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Make and receive calls with Hamilton Mobile CapTel on your iPhone or Android. If you've ever missed out on what was being said during a telephone call you will never again miss a word they say! This app makes it possible for you to see exactly what is being said to you on every call. It's called Hamilton Mobile CapTel®. Similar to captions on television, you’re able to listen to what you can, and read what you can't hear. You must have the following in order to enjoy the benefits of captioned calls on your Android: Hamilton CapTel account – requires a one-time registration, Voice plan, Data plan, Simultaneous voice and data capability, Wired or Bluetooth headset. (Choose a hearing aid compatible headset if using with hearing aids or cochlear implants.)

To use the Captions Service you also certify that you are either hard of hearing, have a hearing impairment or disability or other physical condition necessitating the use of one or more of the services.

HIMS Chat Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
IPod Touch: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
HIMS Chat is an application designed to facilitate face-to-face communication between a Deaf-Blind person and a sighted person via Bluetooth connectivity between an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, and a HIMS Braille Sense notetaker (Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, Braille Sense OnHand) or Braille EDGE 40.

HumanWare Communicator Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: $99.99
iPad: Yes
iPhone: Yes
The HumanWare Communicator application is intended to establish a text conversation between a deaf-blind person and a sighted person. All interaction appears both on the deaf-blind person’s refreshable Braille display, as well as visually on the screen of the iOS device.

IP Relay Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Blackberry: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
IP-Relay, from Purple, enables deaf or hard of hearing people to make and receive text relay calls on Android and iPhone devices. Tap in a phone number on the keypad to start a call, or receive calls to your IP-relay number. ONLY individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language (ASL) may obtain a 10-digit phone number for this service, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

NIXLE Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Yes
iPhone: Yes
Receive alerts and advisories from the agencies you trust most. Over 4,600 municipal agencies including police, sheriff and fire departments use Nixle to keep their residents safe and informed.

Purple VRS Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Pricec: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Make VRS calls virtually anywhere, anyplace, anytime directly on your device. Purple VRS is a video-based telephone relay system for deaf and hard of hearing customers. With Purple VRS, you can make VRS, Voice-to-Video and Point-to-Point calls over a 3G/4G, or Wi-Fi connection. ONLY individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language (ASL) may obtain a 10-digit phone number for this service, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

PurpleMail Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Watch, manage, and share your signed PurpleMail™ video messages directly on your Android or iPhone device – anywhere, anytime. PurpleMail is a video-based message system for deaf and hard of hearing customers. Whether logged in to Purple VRS at your home or office, or on the road with your phone, you can always access your PurpleMail video messages. ONLY individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language (ASL) may obtain a 10-digit phone number for this service, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

ReadWhatISay Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: $1.99
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
This app serves as an aid in face to face communication. The text supplements for a users hearing loss sufficient enough for them to understand what is being said by another individual. In this application, the user first sees the person talking and then sees the corresponding text for better understanding.

Red Cross Mobile Apps Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Yes
iPhone: Yes
Android: Yes
Prepare for emergencies with the Red Cross. Apps include: Tornado, Hurricane, Wildfire, Earthquake, Shelter Finder, and First Aid.

SKC Interpret Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE or $.99 Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
SKC Interpret is designed to make communication between deaf and hearing users easy, regardless of who has the app. For hearing users, click on Listen and speak clearly. Your words will be transcribed into text for the other user to read. For deaf users, enter some text into the input box above the Speak, then press Speak. Your text will be vocalized for the other person and also put into the history. Tired of typing the same few phrases over and over again? Add them to QuickPhrases and re-use those phrases with lightning speed! SKC InterpretLite is ad-supported. To get rid of those ads, get SKC Interpret instead!

Sorenson Buzzcards Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Type it, Show it. BuzzCards is an app designed to help Deaf people communicate more easily with people who don’t know sign language. The app works like a deck of flash cards except you get to decide what’s written on the cards. You can create some cards ahead of time that you might need to use more often (for example, “Where is the restroom?” or “Where is the nearest bus stop?”). You can also make or edit cards as they are needed. Your cards are kept organized by category (for example, “Dining” or “Travel”) to make them easy to find later. You can make as many cards as you want, so that you’ll always have what you need to quickly communicate with people who cannot sign. ONLY individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language (ASL) may obtain a 10-digit phone number for this service, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Sorenson ntouch Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Experience the freedom of your world in touch. Introducing ntouch® Mobile, the new SVRS® app from Sorenson Communications® that turns your smart phone into a VP that fits in your pocket. It’s the evolution of video relay, helping you connect every day, everywhere. ONLY individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language (ASL) may obtain a 10-digit phone number for this service, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Soundamp R Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: $4.99
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
SoundAMP uses the iPhone's microphone to amplify sound around the user, turning it into a hearing aid. It allows the user to adjust frequencies to best compensate for hearing loss, captures the last 30 seconds in the event that the user needs to replay them, and allows for enhanced recordings of things like doctors' appointments and lectures.

Sprint Mobile IP Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE:
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Sprint Mobile IP Relay is a free app available for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or have a speech disability to place relay calls and communicate using text on android devices running 2.1 or higher. This app is only available on the Sprint network and is not available through other wireless carriers. If no data plan service selected, casual data charges may apply. Learn more at www.sprintip.com Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS. ONLY individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language (ASL) may obtain a 10-digit phone number for this service, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Sprint Wireless CapTel Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Wireless CapTel® by Sprint® is a free app available for individuals with hearing loss and understandable speech to place calls CapTel services on select Android™ powered devices running OS 2.2 or higher. Using state of the art voice recognition technology, CapTel delivers captions of everything your caller says, while you listen (with your residual hearing) and speak directly to your caller. App features include: integrated contact list, call history, font size/color modifications and built in voicemail. Registration is required to use this app. If no data plan service selected, casual data charges may apply. In purchasing or acquiring a CapTel phone, you acknowledge that it is intended for use by a person with a hearing disability and you agree that it will be used appropriately. Use of the CapTel phone in any other manner may violate FCC rules.

SubtitleDroid Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
A simple but effective way to search for subtitles to movies and TV series. Subtitles search and do automatic subtitles download. The application scans video files on your external storage and helps you to search and download subtitles to movies and TV shows.

Super Hearing Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: $.99
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
This app enhances your hearing. To use: Plug in your headphones and simply press the "Activate" button and aim your microphone in the direction you want to listen. When you are ready to stop, press the "Deactivate" button.

Tap Tap Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: $2.99
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Tap Tap is designed to produce alerts when loud noises are made around the phone. With Tap Tap on, the iPhone will vibrate and flash to alert you that there's been a loud noise or that someone has spoken in your direction.

Tap to Talk Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: Free
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Turns your device in an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device.

UListen Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price $4.99
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
uListen primary functions as a sound amplifier which makes ordinary sounds louder or softer. It’s ideal for TV sounds, amplify other person’s voice or just by simply listening to sounds around the house.

Verbally Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Verbally is an easy-to-use, comprehensive Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for the iPad.

VirtualVoice Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
This application is designed to use the text to speech (TTS) and the speech recognition features of your Android device. It was created with deaf people in mind, so they can communicate with others without the need for sign language or lip reading. It has a very simple interface, with large lettering for those that are visually impaired. This app was developed to use your device's NATIVE language. In other words, it should work in whatever language you have your phone set to.

ViBe Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Feel who's calling and texting you. Caller ID with vibration patterns. Pick a contact and set or create a unique vibration pattern – it's that easy! ViBe can be used as an accessibility tool for individuals that are deaf or blind. We're passionate about deaf advocacy. Go ahead! Feel the heartbeat pulse and then create your own personalized tracks. The ViBe creation tracker screen follows your touch pressure and range sensitive taps. Track it on your own and monitor the different touch beats by tapping to make a pulse.

Z4Mobile Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE:
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Z4 Mobile has allowed deaf and hard of hearing people to experience communication freedom on their Android or iPhone mobile device like never before. And, now, it’s even better! In addition to being able to make and receive ZVRS, point-to-point, VCOPlus and HolaVRS calls using WiFi, 3G or 4G (depending on model). ONLY individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language (ASL) may obtain a 10-digit phone number for this service, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Local Weather Apps

Local news stations have developed apps to assist consumers in monitoring the weather in their area. Below are weather apps for News Stations near DSDHH Regional Centers. Through these sites you can also sign up for text or email alerts.

ASHEVILLE
WSPA Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

WLOS Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: Free
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

CHARLOTTE
WBTV Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Blackberry: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

WCNC Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Blackberry: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

GREENSBORO
Fox 8 Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Yes
Blackberry: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

MORGANTON
The News Herald Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Blackberry: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

RALEIGH
ABC11 Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
WTVD
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone:Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Blackberry: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

NBC17 Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

WRAL Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Yes
iPhone: Yes
Android: Yes

WILMINGTON
WWAY Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Blackberry: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

WECT Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone:Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Blackberry: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

WILSON
WITN Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

WNCT Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS
Price: FREE
iPad: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
iPhone: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes
Android: Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS Yes

 

 

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