We mostly hear about how video conferencing and telepresence are changing the way people work, but here is a great example of how the technology is literally changing people’s lives for the better.
Karen, author of the blog A Deaf Mom Shares Her World, recently posted about why she loves video conferencing. She says:
My life took a huge change when the Z-150 came into my life. I was introduced to single-line VCO: when I make a phone call, I use my voice to talk directly to the hearing person on the other end of the connection. I don’t need a second phone to do this, I speak directly into the videophone and the person can hear me. Perched on the screen in front of me is a Zvrs interpreter.
A few weeks ago, for the first time, I called my friend Cassie to talk about plans for our kids. In the past, we always texted or used email but I decided to give her a call because we wanted to discuss something in detail. It was the first time that she experienced a VCO call and she was simply blown away.
Read Karen’s full post here.