Tuesday, January 15, 2008

AOL Releases Real-Time IMing for the Deaf!

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!

2 comments:

Bill said...

Suhweet! I get impatient when people are typing for a long time.

Anonymous said...

But this will make people think twice about what they type in the very first place. And some people do feel comfortable typing, erasing, editing, typing before sending. Their privacy preferences will render this useless for practical conversations. Good try but wasted money better spent elsewhere within AOL.