According to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), US President Ronald Reagan proclaimed in 1987 that March would be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The goal of it was to increase the awareness of the needs and potential regarding Americans struggling with developmental disabilities. The Special Needs Alliance notes that significant social change came about during the ’70s and ’80s with a focus on providing encouragement for those struggling with developmental disabilities to have the same opportunities as those with not.
Things such as job coaching, career planning, and employment became possible. The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 that made discrimination against people with disabilities illegal. Additionally, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004 made special education services, early intervention, and services transitioning high schoolers into adulthood a reality.
Our company, Sonic Alert, focuses on those struggling with disabilities in the areas of hard of hearing, deafness, or blindness. Take the SB700/SB700SS, also known as The Sonic Blast, a super loud project alarm clock that comes complete with a Bluetooth speaker. Not only does it have Bluetooth wireless audio accessibility, but it also has adjustable volume and tone as well as an adjustable snooze and alarm duration. These will help those who are hard of hearing wake up better, especially with the addition of the vibrating bed shaker.
If you do not wake up from that, its 113dB alarm comes complete with a flashing LED light and can project the time on your wall or ceiling. It has dual alarms and can serve as a nightlight too. Probably the company’s most well-known product, the SBB500SS, The Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock With Super Shaker. It comes not only with an adjustable and volume controlled 113 dB alarm but also built-in bright red flashing strobe lights. With snooze times between one and 30 minutes and an alarm duration from one to 59 minutes, this is definitely a product that can help those who are hard of hearing, deaf, or blind. We also feature products that can help those who may have trouble hearing the television.
The CL7350 Opti Clip Amplified TV Listener hooks right into your television via an optical input or with RCA cables. You can plug into your headset to hear the amplified audio output from the television. You could control the left and right balance controls as well as walk around 80 feet from the television without losing the signal. You can do this for up to six hours. It also comes in the CL7350 Stethoscope version with the same features. It has a built-in microphone too for amplification of the conversation around you.
As a company, we have been developing products for the deaf, hard of hearing, and many other communities for over 40 years. Headquartered in Troy, MI, it is our mission to make sure we are constantly providing the best cutting edge consumer electronic solutions to help those who may be disabled. We hope to provide a product that not only makes the lives of those out there easier but improves them too. At Sonic Alert, we take pride in our mission and wish you all a happy Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!