Phone chats between deaf and non-deaf made possible through service

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We've already seen a form of digital sign language recognition through the Enable Talk smart gloves set, which use gesture detection to translate ASL and other visual languages. But for deaf people wanting to have a conversation remotely, there aren't too many options. In the Netherlands, Royal Dutch phone company KPN has launched its Tele Interpreter service, which translates speech into text or sign language — and vice versa — in real time. After registering for the service, users with hearing impairments can make a call using their computer, tablet or smartphone by installing the Total Conversation app. When they…

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