Friday, January 25, 2008

Videophones allow recovering patients to sign with loved ones

Teresa Fear, 43, and her husband Philip King, 43, who are deaf, use the videophone at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, the first medical center in the state to provide the device. (Ankur Dholakia / The Detroit News)

New University of Michigan Hospital videophones allow people with hearing impairments or other disabilities to communicate with loved ones as they recover. "I see what a hearing patient gets by being able to pick up the phone and call their parents," said sign-language interpreter Christa Moran. "As an interpreter you want these people you develop relationships with to be able to have the same rights as everyone else, especially in situations where they're sick and scared." The Detroit News

1 comment:

Jude said...

It is too bad that the industry has to but such a high price tag on these phones...few people who need them will be able to afford them!

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