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The item I decided to do for my paper is the TTY. A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening. This device was built in 1964 by Robert Weitbrecht. He was a deaf scientist who was born on April 11, 1920 in California. He loved science since his teacher use to take them to factories and he started to be interested in factories. He was taught how to read lips and talk from his mother but he also went to school with other deaf kids. Robert didn’t build the TTY until he got out of college but when he was in high school he built his own telescope and he also built a camera…show more content…
I think this object will be a key to the future since people already can’t stay off their phones and this would mean that everybody would need this type of technology to talk and to basically to do anything that requires communication with another person. The TTY has five different names that people have used for it over the years. One name for it is the teleprinter which is an Electromechanical typewriter paired with a communication channel. The next name for a TTY is Telecommunication device for the deaf which is a teleprinter designed for people with hearing or speech difficulties. Another name is Text terminal which is a serial computer interface for text entry and display. The other name for a TTY is called the Terminal emulator which is a program that emulates a video terminal within some other display. The last name that the TTY has is the Getty also known as the Unix which is allowing switching between X window system and command-line interface. But the TTY is also better now and days because with the cochlear implant you have to get surgery done and who knows if they put it in right or if they mess the whole surgery up and you don’t function as good anymore unlike before the surgery. Plus now that all
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