sign language phone

The standard cellphone is understandably a barrier for the sign language folks, but now that video-streaming cellphones have started getting better, new devices could mean easy access to cellular signing. And since Sweden has always been known for its socially progressive culture as well as its kick-ass cellphones, it seems natural that they would be the locale for a new 3G cellphone service for the deaf populous.  The Scandinavian mobile video communications company 3 (named after 3G) has teamed their Swede crew with the Swedish deaf organization Sveriges Dovas Riksforbund (just add a few diaereses to that) to create future 3G services for Swedish signers. We're not exactly sure of all the details, but 3 has added sign lanuage video to its site to launch the collaboration.

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