The UbiDuo fills the communication void when an interpreter is not available. In any given month, many of our users have told us that an interpreter is only available during a small portion of time and it often takes hours to get an interpreter. Due to a shortage of qualified interpreters, schedule conflicts and cost, it is not feasible to expect that an interpreter will be available each and every time one is desired. In contrast, the UbiDuo is available 24 hours a day and can readily be employed to fill a variety of communication gaps. Most importantly, the UbiDuo is a communication device that empowers the deaf and the hearing person to interact with each other one-on-one with 100% communication equality without any barriers.
The calendar can be an eye-opener if you think about it in terms of ongoing face-to-face communication. I want to differentiate how a person who is hearing and a person who is deaf communicate daily based on the calendar. It’s very important to understand why people who are deaf don’t have equal communication access like people who are hearing have on the job, and how that can affect future opportunities and promotions. (more…)