Ofcom report into telecommunications for deaf people

1 07 2009

Ofcom have now published their long-awaited report on telecommunications for deaf people, the current provision in the UK and their recommendations. Another, more detailed, report is to follow.

I took part in this study and hope we do get captioned relay and video relay phone systems back into the UK. I’ve only made about 3 phone calls this year, and have relied instead on email, SMS, MSN Messenger, and asking hearing people to make calls for me. That’s how frustrating and difficult it can be for a deaf person to make a phone call in this modern day and age. Ridiculous, isn’t it?

Ofcom report : Foreword

Voice telephony services for deaf people

Plain English summary

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1 07 2009
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2 07 2009
Jeremy Freeman

Thanks for posting this – in particular the plain English summary – I suppose this is progress of sorts – let’s hope action is taken quickly – we can only live in hope.

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