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NYPD Officers Get Phone App to Connect Hearing Impaired with Translators

Officers with the New York Police Department now have a better way to communicate with subjects who are deaf or hard of hearing with a teleconferencing system that is similar to Skype, allowing the hearing impaired person to speak in sign language and the officer to communicate verbally with a translation conducted by interpreters employed by the city.

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Speech-to-Speech Handheld

ECTACO, known for its electronic language dictionaries and translators, has developed a new hands-free, eyes-free, two-way communication system with an open platform. SpeechGuard PD-5 now allows officers to communicate thoroughly in a multitude of languages (and ways) without the assistance of a human translator.

Digitelligent Spanish On Patrol

Spanish On Patrol is an online training program that teaches law enforcement Spanish. Digitelligent has recently made improvements to the service. An interactive index to the program makes finding a word or phrase easy. Traffic and DUI units now include five more lessons and a unit on 911/Dispatch has been added. The Spanish On Patrol self-paced online course focuses on survival and essential Spanish vocabulary with an audio/visual learning environment. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

CommuniCard Police Traffic Stop Cards

The Police Traffic Stop translator from CommuniCard is a new visual aid that includes illustrations with Spanish and English descriptions to help officers communicate with non-English-speaking drivers. The cards are available as laminated pocket guides and decks.

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