Social Networking

Facial expressions are are a major part of communication and can be critical in a conversation between two hearing impaired individuals.

Business Standard Technology reports that a new program RockeTalk, a mobile social networking platform, allows users to send video messages which make conversing for the hearing impaired easier by allowing them to see each others facial expressions.

Rajesh Ketkar, head of a Vadodara-based NGO, Mook Badhir Mandal (MBM) states, “With video messaging, talking to one another becomes easy. In addition, users can also send their video messages to an interpreter who in turn would talk to a normal person on their behalf over the phone.”

This new app allows users, in India, to place free calls to social platforms such as Mig33,a moblie social platform and  Nimbuzz, a cross-platform chat app, over WiFi without using any voice minutes.

What are your thoughts on this?  Should these social applications allow the hearing imparied access to video talk for free?

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