Rather than using paper and pen or waiting for a sign language interpreter to arrive, the staff can turn on the UbiDuo and within seconds begin engaging a conversation with the client. This portable communication tool can be carried anywhere within an office, and its self-powered battery provides power when electrical outlets are not available.
The UbiDuo has a full-size keyboard and screen on each half. Communication is instant, with text showing on both halves as soon as it’s typed, there’s no delay like with instant messaging programs.
Its speed and ease-of-use will enable Social Security to better meet the needs of its clients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or other communication challenges. For example, clients who can hear but have difficulty speaking because of a tracheotomy or a stroke can use the UbiDuo.
sComm, which stands for "simultaneous communications," is a privately-held company in Raytown, MO founded in 2005. sComm was a recipient of the Technology Company of the Year Award by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, and the Inclusion for Universal Design Award from the Governor’s Council on Disability.
More information about sComm and the UbiDuo is available at http://www.sComm.com.
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