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Video Phone for Deaf and Hard-Hearing Community. By Hudson Asiema. Background. Before the videophone for the deaf community is recently introduced and developed: TTD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) Pager SMS and EMAIL. Introduction of the Videophone to deaf and hard-hearing people.

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background
Background
  • Before the videophone for the deaf community is recently introduced and developed:
    • TTD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf)
    • Pager
      • SMS and EMAIL
introduction of the videophone to deaf and hard hearing people
Introduction of the Videophone to deaf and hard-hearing people
  • Videophone enables

deaf people to communicate in sign languages.

  • It enables deaf people to call hearing people’s cell phone via an ASL interpreter.
video relay service vrs
Video Relay Service (VRS)
  • VRS “enables [deaf and hard-hearing person] who use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with voice telephone users through video equipment, rather than through typed text.”
benefits to deaf and hard hearing community
Benefits to Deaf and hard-hearing Community
  • Save time
    • Videophone saves deaf people’s time over TTD, pagers, email.
  • Face-to-face communication
    • Facial and emotional expression.
  • Free service
    • NO charge.
  • Availability of videophone Booth – free to use.
disadvantages
Disadvantages
  • Calling 911
  • Some businesses hang up on videophone users
  • Sometimes, any bank CAN’T accept a call if it is a third party
  • Sorenson VRS is not portable and wireless.
  • Limitation of videophone booth for the public such as school, company, hospital, library.
future
Future
  • “MobileASL is a video compression project at the University of Washington with the goal of making wireless cell phone communication through sign language a reality in the U.S.”
references
References
  • MobileASL.http://mobileasl.cs.washington.edu/
  • Sorenson Communications.http://www.sorenson.com/press/reviews.php
  • “Video Relay Services.” Federal Communications Commission. http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/videorelay.html