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Video Conferencing Changes Deaf Mother's Life

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:

Personal Video Conferencing

Personal Video Conferencing

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.

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  1. i just want one like this z-150 if i can hearing with this see how i can do it with my mother talk to me …

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  2. Before I would like to order Z-150, I would like to know first. I usually have a work group meeting every morning at my work.

    If I get a Z-150, will it be able to connect the video interpreter with me for 30-minute morning meeting? Of course, it will need to have two interpreters be rotated while I have a 30-minute group meeting. Will it be effective or will I have to get VRI????

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