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Ofcom approves new emergency video call service for British Sign Language users

Ofcom approves new emergency video call service for British Sign Language users

Glasgow-based Sign Language Interactions has been approved by Ofcom to provide the forthcoming British Sign Language emergency video relay service in the UK.
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Ofcom plans emergency services app for sign language users

Ofcom plans emergency services app for sign language users

New rules from UK communications regulator Ofcom are set to give British Sign Language users access to the emergency services via a video-relay app and website.
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A split for HP, a separation for eBay and a billion dollar disagreement for Samsung

Podcast - 8th October 2014

We begin this week's podcast with stories that go beyond the mobile industry, as HP plans to split into two companies and eBay prepares to separate itself from PayPal.

We're also talking about the Microsoft/Samsung legal case, a new Tesco tablet, BT's updated text relay service, a new way to avoid buying a stolen iPhone... and #Hairgate.

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New 'text relay' telephone service launches for customers with hearing or speech impairments

New 'text relay' telephone service launches for customers with hearing or speech impairments

BT has launched a new ‘text relay’ service that’s designed to facilitate telephone conversations for customers with hearing or speech impairments.

It’s the result of an Ofcom mandate to improve the previous text relay service.

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Braille mobile phone released by UK-based OwnFone

A customisable Braille mobile phone has been announced by London-based business OwnFone.

The device has up to four pre-programmed memory buttons that can be printed with braille or raised text.

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