Just came across this article;
AOL Launches Real-Time Instant Messaging Targeted to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users
What does this mean for us? It means that rather than waiting for the other person to finish typing SEND or ENTER to send the entire message, we can see everything the person types just like on a TTY!
No more waiting for the other person! Real-time communications! Whoo-hoo! We need that!