Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Email appliance for deaf person ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Email appliance for deaf person
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: hammer-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 05 Mar 2003 06:14 PST
Expires: 04 Apr 2003 06:14 PST
Question ID: 172094
I am looking for away to communicate with an older person. This person
is deaf enough that telephone conversations are extremely difficult,
and hearing aids just can't compensate anymore. They are not
comfortable with computers, but it's been suggested that an email
appliance like this one:

... might be a good solution.

What are some of our options? Are there any gadgets meant for deaf
people that might make communication easier? We need something very
simple and low maintenance.
Subject: Re: Email appliance for deaf person
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 05 Mar 2003 07:36 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for the question.

I have found the following email appliances you could look into.

Pocket Mail


Sharp TM-20 TelMail E-Mail Organizer

Here are other lists of email appliances I have found.

iAppliance Directory

The TechTV website and Wired News specifically have features on tech
gadgets that could be used by the deaf. The article talks about young
deaf people but with much familiarity to the device, even eleders
maybe able to find them useful. The communication written here is more
like instant messaging rather than email so you could communicate with
them instantly.

"Gadgets Are No Luxury for Deaf Students",23102,3404983,00.html

"Net Widens Phone Options for Deaf ",1452,57502,00.html 

The products mentioned in the article are the following:

Wynd Communications

AT&T National Relay

Search terms used:    
"email appliance"
deaf gadgets
I hope these links would help you in your research. Before rating this
answer, please ask for a clarification if you have a question or if 
you would need further information. 
Thanks for visiting us.    
Google Answers Researcher
hammer-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Thanks, Easterangel! This should help a lot.

Subject: Re: Email appliance for deaf person
From: easterangel-ga on 05 Mar 2003 07:53 PST
Thanks for the nice rating and for the tip!
Subject: Re: Email appliance for deaf person
From: owain-ga on 05 Mar 2003 14:39 PST
If you don't need completely interactive communication (ie a
'conversation') don't ignore a fax machine. Very simple to use, and
very reliable; can 'take messages' when the person is not at home
(especially if they have problems using an answering machine); and in
almost universal use by businesses etc.


Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy