Tap Tap


Listed in: Deafness/hearing loss  Stuttering  Independent living  
Tap Tap

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

£1.91 [approximately €2.37, $2.99]

Vibrates the phone to alert a user who is deaf (or hearing impaired) that a sound which might be relevant to them is occurring nearby (for instance, someone might be calling out to them).

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English

Cost

£1.91 [approximately €2.37, $2.99]

Developer

Designs in Blue, USA
(Based in United States)
http://www.taptap.biz/

Funder

Same as technical developer

Medical Adviser

Jay Richards (Los Angeles-based expert at signing)

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Summary

Vibrates the phone to alert a user who is deaf (or hearing impaired) that a sound which might be relevant to them is occurring nearby (for instance, someone might be calling out to them). Sensitivity can be adjusted to cope with noisier or quieter environments. The number of vibrations delivered by the app can be set. Can be disabled for ‘sleep’ mode. The app does not have voice- or speech-recognition capabilities; it is designed to vibrate and flash in response to loud sounds in the environment.


Tags: Disability

Reviews

Reviewer: National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), UK
Review: “ ‘Tap Tap’ alerts the user when a loud noise has been made near them.”
Source: PatientView survey, July-August 2012
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1bZbDju
Reviewer: Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA), USA
Review: “With ‘Tap Tap’ on, the phone will vibrate and flash to alert you that there’s been a loud noise, or that someone has spoken in your direction. It could provide hugely useful information—that someone is knocking on your door, that an intercom has gone off, that you are being addressed—might otherwise go unnoticed.”
Source: Source is no longer available
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1bZbP29
Reviewer: Action on Hearing Loss, UK
Review: “The app works better with less background noise. In a quiet office, it will let you know when your desk phone rings, but you’ll need to experiment with the sensitivity-control setting to get it just right. We found that, on high sensitivity, background sounds can sometimes trigger the app. The website lists many uses, but user reviews are mixed.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1gy5aup
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1gE0FPR

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