After hearing that modern technology wasn't exactly doing the deaf any favors
, quite a few attempts
have sought to reverse
the unfortunate trend. Most recently, a new web-based television service has launched in the UK that brings sign language content to IPTV
viewers 'round the clock. Dubbed VeeSee TV, the BSL (British Sign Language) channel is currently available via the internet or a set-top-box, and also "includes an interactive forum and user-generated content." Moreover, the creator suggests that this venue will allow "deaf film-makers to show off their own work" while allowing deaf individuals to conveniently catch catered programming anytime during the day. Notably, the service is a part of the ViewTV portal of channels, and while basic content should be up and running right now, a host of new functionality (including webcam conferencing) is planned for the upcoming months.