TEDPA is fortunate to have fantastic sponsors that allow our members the opportunity to see brand-new products, provide feedback on proposed as well as legacy products, meet vendors personally, and receive advice and suggestions on equipment for their consumers.
Our 2017-2018 conference sponsors are listed below. Your support of these sponsors is greatly appreciated! If one of your preferred vendors is not listed, please encourage them to become a sponsor. For more information, click here.
2017-2018 GOLD SPONSORS
Clarity creates smart communication solutions that help seniors live richer, more engaged lives. Founded more than 40 years ago, Clarity is driven by a simple purpose—help people with hearing loss live their fullest lives. Whether it’s reconnecting with family members, sharing memories with old friends, enjoying the comforts of home, or setting off on the latest adventure, Clarity is amplifying life every step of the way. Clarity’s products range from amplified telephones and personal sound amplifiers to TV listening devices and caregiver communication platforms, each designed to address different needs people with hearing loss face. And they’ve been featured by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, NBC’s TODAY Show, AARP, and others.
Griffin Laboratories is dedicated to providing the best products with the best customer service! They have been manufacturing speech aids since 1995! Their distributors say their products have unmatched durability. Over 90% of repairs are returned on the same day they arrive. For the best customer service, regardless of who you purchased your instrument from, send it directly to Griffin Laboratories.
NexTalk was founded in 2008 under the scenic mountains of Utah. They are a pioneering manufacturer of communication software solutions that enables effective and secure communication for the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and non-English speaking. Their software solutions are used by hundreds of businesses, government departments and corporations throughout the United States and Canada.
RAZ Mobility was founded in 2015 to offer State Equipment Distribution programs, other government agencies and consumers the very latest mobile assistive technology. RAZ Mobility views itself as an agent for changed dedicated to ensuring that its customers benefit from the dramatic progress and evolution in mobile technology. They search for unique and cutting edge solutions all over the world, especially solutions that represent significant progress and change in the nature of assistive technology. RAZ Mobility makes its solutions available on devices that operate on the Android OS platform.
Teltex, Inc. began as a TTY repair facility in 1997 and quickly became a nationally recognized company for repairing TTY’s, telephone equipment and notification systems for the Deaf and hard of hearing. The company has evolved over the years, becoming one of the top distributors of equipment for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. As a national service center, we remain one of the only distributors in the country that services every item we sell. Teltex is the a provider of communication solutions for people with disabilities. We carry a wide variety of assistive equipment, ranging from amplified phones to alert systems to iOS devices and much, much more. Additionally we provide support before, during, and after your purchase, answering any questions you may have.
Weitbrecht Communications, Inc., is a distributor of the CapTel® line of captioned telephones, amplified telephones, and other assistive devices.
2017-2018 SILVER SPONSORS
Libera, Inc.’s mission is “to provide innovation and technology to service-driven organizations.”
Serene Innovations’ assistive technology has made life easier since 2002 for thousands of customers in the U.S. and around the world. Traditionally, they have designed and manufactured practical solutions for seniors and others with hearing, vision, and mobility challenges to navigate everyday tasks that most people take for granted—like talking on the phone, watching TV, listening for the doorbell or emergency alarms, and monitoring smart phone notifications.
2017-2018 COPPER SPONSORS
Amplicom USA was formed in 2010 and harnesses modern technology, together with superior functionality and design, as the driving forces behind the brand. Amplicom USA products are tailored to the needs of the hard of hearing and the aging population in general.
CaptionCall is another innovative solution from Sorenson Communications, who has been offering technology and services for assistive communications markets since 1995. Their mission is helping people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life.
ClearSounds is a privately held, family run, certified women-owned company that has been meeting the needs of people with hearing loss for over 30 years. With vision, passion and commitment, they are designing, developing and manufacturing award-winning products that change people’s lives.
Geemarc Telecom Ltd. was founded in 1974 in the U.K. With over 5 decades of experience designing and manufacturing telecommunications equipment, the Geemarc Clearsound range of assistive technology devices now has over 80 products.
Hamilton Relay has been providing telecommunications relay services for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking since 1991. Hamilton Relay focuses on what matters most to relay users: fast connect times and highly professional Communication Assistants who facilitate calls seamlessly.
Harris Communications, Inc. was established in 1982 by Dr. Robert Harris, a member of the deaf community, and began as a local distributor of assistive devices for the deaf in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Since that time, the customer base has expanded to the national and international level, selling direct to customers and through resellers to individuals who are deaf, have some level of hearing loss, or are interested in sign language.
Panasonic’s guiding principles are simple: Improve peoples’ lives. Make the world a better place. These principles have inspired every Panasonic product, technology and solution for nearly a century, including their amplified telephones.
Sonic Alert was established when Adam Kollin, owner and CEO, began building a signaling system to help his deaf grandmother live a better life. 40 Years later, Sonic Alert offers an array of industry leading technologies to help the deaf, hard of hearing and hard to wake. Sonic Alert continues to develop and innovate new solutions to meet the ever changing needs of their customers.
Sprint Accessibility offers communication products and services to eliminate communication barriers for customers who are Deaf, DeafBlind, have a hearing or vision loss, and cognitive, speech or mobility disabilities.
Relay Colorado is a free service for people with hearing or speech loss to communicate with standard telephone users.
VFO-Freedom Scientific develops high-quality video magnifiers, braille displays, screen magnification software, and the #1 screen reader, JAWS® for Windows. For over 20 years, our products have provided access to print and computers for people with blindness, low vision, or learning disabilities.