Visual communications and people with hearing loss

Visual communications and people with hearing loss

Visual Communications technology has the potential to greatly increase communications access for people with hearing loss. The field is not yet well defined, and applications lag the potential. We hope that this technology will fulfill its promise.

August 2007 – Checking out Camfrog

March 2001 – It looks like personal computers are just on the verge of having enough capability to do a decent job of pretty easily providing visual communications. I expect to see several applications released in the near future. Here’s one called SignTel.

Ever heard of a Visual Intercom? This is the kind of technology that can overcome problems in airports, amusement parks, schools, or anyplace where an audio intercom is used. All it requires is to duplicate the audio message on the Visual Intercom.

January 2000 – Those of you who sign might be interested in the technology that allows people to communicate in sign over a standard telephone line using home computers. HITEC has just announced their Worldview TCS system and  teleASL, which does exactly that.