As a Deaf user like myself, I am always on the lookout for good technology that makes mine (and others) lives easier by using devices that allows me to communicate with each other i.e. SMS'ing, e-mailing, etc.
And I've come across this article where HumanWare has developed some devices involving Bluetooth and HTC Mobile phone to develop a new portable device called DeafBlind Communicator (DBC) where it allows Deaf & Blind users to have face to face communications without the need of an interpreter.
A new portable device for deaf-blind people allows them to have face-to-face conversations, make phone calls using a text relay service and communicate by SMS.
The DeafBlind Communicator (DBC) consists of a Braille note-taker linked by Bluetooth to a mobile phone.
The DBC is made by assistive technology firm HumanWare and was developed in partnership with the Washington State Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) as well as several deaf-blind individuals.
Pretty clever, using existing technology to work with their product and it made Deaf-Blind users' lives easier to allow them to commnicate with anyone. There are some videos showing how it works on the BBC News article below.
Keep up with the good work, HumanWare!
[Via: BBC News - Technology]