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Editorial #68-Using 2 Remote Controls to Make a Videophone Call-Does this Make Sense?

Dr. Z has an observation and it occurs to him that many deaf and hard of hearing people have been conditioned to use 2 remote controls to make a videophone call. It is beginning not to make sense. One remote control to control the TV (turn it off/on, control the input) and another remote to control the videophone. All this with a set of 5 wires attached….

It is really time to cut or reduce the leash! The leash of 5 wires is not necessary in today’s age and time. When we look at our hearing counterparts–their phones do not have wires–the sight of a wired telephone in hearing people’s homes is practically nonexistent. All they use are wireless phones. There is an emerging trend of wireless videophones—the Apple iPhone 4, the Apple iPod Touch and the Samsung Epic. Those videophones put us on a level playing field with our hearing peers. And sets us free from the wires.

Some wired phones such as the Z-150, Z-340 and the Z-Ojo have a place in the home office or office at the workplace, just like hearing people who have wired telephones in their workplace. But for communication anytime, anywhere–wireless is the way to go!

It’s time to CUT the leash!

Dr. Z cares about your communication access.

Disclosure: Dr. Z is a contractor working with CSDVRS on several projects.

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