FaceToFace teams up with Bluetooth connectivity and the PAC Mate accessible Pocket PC to create a portable way for deaf-blind individuals to engage in real-time conversations with others – without the need for a specially-trained interpreter.
FaceToFace works much like a TTY call without a phone line. The two parties communicate wirelessly at up to 30 feet apart – virtually anywhere. The deaf-blind party uses the PAC Mate’s QWERTY or Perkins-style keyboard to write messages, and the sighted party types on a Bluetooth-capable PC. If you make a typing error, just backspace and retype. The entire conversation displays on both devices – visually on the PC and in braille on the PAC Mate. Each party is individually identified, so it’s easy to keep contextual track of conversations.
With FaceToFace, you can save text to files. Pre-type and save frequently used phrases, questions for medical professionals, teachers, and others. Just paste them in when you need them - fast and accurate!
FaceToFace PC Communicator: Includes the application CD for both the PAC Mate and the Desktop PC, and a CompactFlash Bluetooth card. It can be run on a PAC Mate BX or QX accessible Pocket PC, available with either a 20-cell or 40-cell refreshable braille display (not included)